Entries with the tag: nhl goaltenders
From Jonathan Willis at From the Rink:
During the present kerfuffle over the Nikolai Khabibulin signing, one of the points consistently raised is that he was the best available option and that he will be, at worst, a top-fifteen NHL goaltender if he’s healthy. One of the points raised on the opposite end of the spectrum is that there were plenty of goalies out there for the role and the Oilers invested too heavily in term and dollars.
All of this got me thinking: where has Khabibulin ranked as an NHL goaltender? And how many legitimate starting options were out there, anyway?
To answer that question, I’ve made a list (courtesy of hockey-reference.com) of every NHL goaltender who has played at least 60 games over the past three seasons. There were 49. I’ve listed them below, ranked by save percentage, with this summer’s free agent crop in bold.
Click here to see which goalies made the list.