Sure there have been goalies who have come through for their owners, but for every Tim Thomas or Niklas Backstrom there is a Marty Turco or Jose Theodore to send fantasy teams plummeting down the standings. So here is my question for you the reader: who have been the brightest stars and the biggest flops between the pipes so far this fantasy season? And you can't just say Marty Turco, because we all know that everything bad that has happened so far in Dallas is Sean Avery's fault.
Pick-Up of the Week:
- Manny Fernandez (G - BOS) - There is no doubt that Tim Thomas is the number one goalie in Boston, but Fernandez is (like pretty much every Bruin) playing extremely well right now and could definitely find a home on most fantasy teams right now. Manny has won his last seven starts and only gave up more than two goals twice in that span. That is a lot more than most goalies can say these days.
- Pekka Rinne - Leave it to Nashville to dig up another hot goalie. It seems like this team can't go more than a couple weeks without having a goalie controversy. Rinne played beyond his years last week winning all three of his starts and picking up a pair of shutouts in the process.
- Jonathan Toews - Toews seems to have broken out of his early season goal scoring woes as his four goals (two of which were game-winners) last week would attest. The Blackhawks captain also notched a pair of assists and three points on the power play.
- Peter Stastny - Two goals, five assists, +5, and a game-winner. Most weeks a line like that would land Stastny in the top spot on this list. I doubt his fantasy owners are complaining.
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