At various points throughout the 2011-12 season, NHL.com and its panel of fantasy experts will dissect individual matchups with "Fantasy Face-offs." Torn between two players? Look no further than NHL.com/Fantasy for the edge on the most compelling toss-ups as the twists and turns of the regular season impact your fantasy squad.
Here's how it works:
For each "Face-off," fantasy experts Sergei Feldman and Pete Jensen will make their case as to why a particular player deserves consideration in the particular debate. Resident fantasy hockey guru Matt Cubeta will then juggle the two arguments and reach a final verdict for who deserves the edge.
We continue with NHL.com's preseason goaltender fantasy rankings, where Nashville's rising star Pekka Rinne occupies the top-overall spot. Roberto Luongo, who turned in yet another prolific campaign in the crease for the Western Conference champion Canucks, is ranked second among netminders.
And with that, here's NHL.com's take on the matter...