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Fantasy goalie tandem rankings for 2020-21

Best duos at position to consider handcuffing in standard leagues; podcast

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor

Price halts McDavid's speedy bid

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Connor McDavid uses his speed to separate from the defense and earn a breakaway, but Carey Price keeps up with him for a tough save

  • 00:10 • provides each team's goalie depth chart and ranks the tandems for potential fantasy hockey handcuff options for the rest of the 2020-21 season. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.


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NOTES: Factors taken into account in these rankings include past performance (especially save percentage) in regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, team goalie situations and penalty kill, anticipated start volume, coach and system, quality of defense, reliability of secondary goalie(s), projected goal support (or lack thereof), injury history or concern (INJ.), sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age, contract status and overall upside for the rest of the season. These rankings are also applicable to any fantasy leagues that have team goalies (similar to team defenses in fantasy football).

1. VGK - Timeshare: Robin Lehner; Marc-Andre Fleury

2. BOS - Timeshare: Tuukka Rask; Jaroslav Halak

3. COL - Starter: Philipp Grubauer; backup: Pavel Francouz, INJ.

4. NYI - Starter: Semyon Varlamov; backup: Ilya Sorokin

5. MTL - Starter: Carey Price; backup: Jake Allen

6. TBL - Starter: Andrei Vasilevskiy; backup: Curtis McElhinney

7. CBJ - Timeshare: Joonas Korpisalo; Elvis Merzlikins

8. DAL - Starter: Anton Khudobin; backup: Jake Oettinger

Key injury: Ben Bishop

9. PHI - Starter: Carter Hart; backup: Brian Elliott

10. CGY - Starter: Jacob Markstrom; backup: David Rittich

11. NSH - Starter: Juuse Saros; backup: Pekka Rinne

12. STL - Starter: Jordan Binnington; backup: Ville Husso

13. NYR - Timeshare: Igor Shesterkin (DTD); Alexandar Georgiev

14. VAN - Timeshare: Thatcher Demko; Braden Holtby

15. WPG - Starter: Connor Hellebuyck; backup: Laurent Brossoit

16. ARI - Starter: Darcy Kuemper (DTD); backup: Antti Raanta

17. PIT - Timeshare: Tristan Jarry; Casey DeSmith

18. WSH - Starter: Ilya Samsonov; backup: Vitek Vanecek

19. MIN - Starter: Cam Talbot; backup: Kaapo Kahkonen

20. TOR - Starter: Frederik Andersen; backup: Jack Campbell

21. CAR - Timeshare: Petr Mrazek; James Reimer

22. NJD - Starter: Mackenzie Blackwood; backup: Scott Wedgewood

23. ANA - Starter: John Gibson; backup: Ryan Miller

24. OTT - Starter: Matt Murray; backup: Marcus Hogberg

25. FLA - Starter: Sergei Bobrovsky; backup: Chris Driedger

26. DET - Starter: Thomas Greiss; backup: Jonathan Bernier

27. SJS - Timeshare: Martin Jones; Devan Dubnyk

28. LAK - Starter: Jonathan Quick; backup: Calvin Petersen

29. EDM - Starter: Mikko Koskinen; backup: Troy Grosenick

30. BUF - Timeshare: Carter Hutton; Linus Ullmark

31. CHI - Timeshare: Malcolm Subban; Collin Delia


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