Found October 11, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
Welcome to the first breakdown of goaltenders for The Fantasy Fix! Hopefully the following discussions and rankings make your team look good! There has been a lot of talk prior to and during the early part of the 2013-14 NHL season about the mandatory shrinking of goalie pads. Would goalies be affected high, low, or maybe even the five-hole (a nice plug for the column title)?. After the initial three-to-five games for each team, the results have been inconclusive. There has been no evidence that the new pads have caused a spike in scoring. What you are seeing up until now is goalies overcompensating or overreacting to shots. Each netminder will figure out what works best with the new pads, but to assume a rise in offensive production is guaranteed would be naïve. If your top two goalies appear to be struggling early, do not panic. New pads and shaky defense has been an issue for more than a handful of teams. Our rankings show rises and drops in value that we feel could last througho...
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