There was unexpected movement in the goalie market Wednesday as the Edmonton Oilers replaced Devan Dubnyk (traded to the Nashville Predators for Matt Hendricks) with Ben Scrivens (acquired from the Los Angeles Kings for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft).
Dubnyk and Scrivens currently have low ownership in Yahoo Fantasy leagues, so let's take a closer look at their projected change in fantasy value and see if either is worth acquiring.
Devan Dubnyk: After posting a 3.36 goals-against average and .894 save percentage in 32 games, Dubnyk now has a chance to rejuvenate his career and earn a new contract in a better environment.
Dubnyk has been plagued by inconsistency behind a poor team this season. It started with a record of 0-4-1 record in his first five games and continued with a five-game losing streak from Nov. 7-15. He enters play Thursday with tied for the third-most losses (17) of any goaltender and the fourth-most goals-against (94).
Now that he has a clean slate to work with, one way to project Dubnyk's fantasy value in Nashville is to look at the percentage of Corsi events he experiences while logging 5-on-5 minutes. Edmonton's Corsi-for percentage with Dubnyk in goal was 44.8 percent, which was near the bottom of the League. Entering games Thursday, Nashville has a 48.6 Corsi-for percentage.