Every Thursday during the season Justin Goldman, a regional goalie scout for USA Hockey and founder of The Goalie Guild, will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy goaltenders in NHL.com's weekly segment: "In the Cage." From updated goalie rankings to players you should keep a close eye on and much more, Goldman will be your fantasy goalie expert all season long.
Last week we detailed the remarkable start of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov. While he remains undefeated heading into the Avs' game Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings, there's another starting goalie currently benefitting from a new goalie coach - the Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price.
Labeled by many as being too robotic and too reliant on the butterfly, Price has taken a leap of faith with new goalie coach Stephane Waite and made some tweaks to his style. Not only is he being slightly more aggressive, but he's starting to utilize his natural athleticism on a more consistent basis. Already considered by many scouts as one of the most positionally sound goalies in the NHL, Price appears more creative with his save selections, all while keeping his solid technical base intact.