King Henrik: Lundqvist Edges Evgeni Nabokov for Top Fantasy Goalie

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King Henrik: Lundqvist Edges Evgeni Nabokov for Top Fantasy Goalie

New York Rangers' star Henrik Lundqvist, is the top goaltender in Sportstwit.com's exclusive NHL fantasy player rankings.

The 26-year-old native of Are, Sweden edged Evgeni Nabokov of the San Jose Sharks for the number-one ranking.  Lundqvist moved up from number five last season, while Nabokov improved 10 places, rising from number 12.

Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils, the 2006-07 leader, slipped to third in the rankings this season. 

Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks and Pascal Leclaire of the Columbus Blue Jackets rounded out the top five.

The Sportstwit player rankings, developed by Sportstwit editor Joe MacDonald, is a computerized ranking system that evaluates players in a number of different categories. For goaltenders, the categories used are games played, wins, shutouts, goals against average, save percentage, and total saves.

 

Here are the Top 40 fantasy goaltenders for 2007-08:

RNK Top Goaltenders Points GGP W SO GAA SPct
1 Lundqvist, Henrik G NYR 84.19 72 37 10 2.23 .912
2 Nabokov, Evgeni G SJ 81.12 77 46 6 2.14 .910
3 Brodeur, Martin G NJ 78.42 77 44 4 2.17 .920
4 Luongo, Roberto G VAN 77.08 73 35 6 2.38 .917
5 Leclaire, Pascal G CLB 73.76 54 24 9 2.25 .919
6 Ward, Cam G CAR 71.45 69 37 4 2.75 .904
7 Miller, Ryan G BUF 71.42 76 36 3 2.64 .906
8 Vokoun, Tomas G FLA 71.17 69 30 4 2.68 .919
9 Biron, Martin G PHI 70.91 62 30 5 2.59 .918
10 Kiprusoff, Miikka G CGY 70.63 76 39 2 2.69 .906
11 Giguere, Jean-Sebastien G ANA 70.56 58 35 4 2.12 .922
12 Backstrom, Niklas G MIN 69.67 58 33 4 2.31 .920
13 Legace, Manny G STL 69.36 66 27 5 2.41 .911
14 Huet, Cristobal G WAS 67.95 52 32 4 2.32 .920
15 Toskala, Vesa G TOR 67.58 66 33 3 2.74 .904
16 Bryzgalov, Ilya G PHO 67.10 64 28 3 2.44 .920
17 Turco, Marty G DAL 66.96 62 32 3 2.31 .909
18 Thomas, Tim G BOS 65.95 57 28 3 2.44 .921
19 Ellis, Dan G NSH 65.91 44 23 6 2.34 .924
20 DiPietro, Rick G NYI 64.00 63 26 3 2.82 .902
21 Hasek, Dominik G DET 63.42 41 27 5 2.14 .902
22 Theodore, Jose G COL 63.37 53 28 3 2.44 .910
23 Garon, Mathieu G EDM 63.28 47 26 4 2.66 .913
24 Gerber, Martin G OTT 63.14 57 30 2 2.72 .910
25 Osgood, Chris G DET 63.13 43 27 4 2.09 .914
26 Price, Carey G MON 60.32 41 24 3 2.56 .920
27 Lehtonen, Kari G ATL 60.26 48 17 4 2.90 .916
28 Mason, Chris G STL 58.84 51 18 4 2.90 .898
29 Khabibulin, Nikolai G CHI 58.82 50 23 2 2.63 .909
30 Fleury, Marc-Andre G PIT 58.58 35 19 4 2.33 .921
31 Kolzig, Olaf G WAS 56.73 54 25 1 2.91 .892
32 Holmqvist, Johan G DAL 54.63 47 21 2 3.04 .889
33 Conklin, Ty G PIT 54.44 33 18 2 2.51 .923
34 Smith, Mike G TB 53.10 34 15 3 2.59 .901
35 LaBarbera, Jason G LA 53.02 45 17 1 3.00 .910
36 Auld, Alex G BOS 51.71 32 12 3 2.68 .907
37 Norrena, Fredrik G CLB 49.13 37 10 2 2.72 .896
38 Roloson, Dwayne G EDM 49.03 43 15 0 3.05 .901
39 Lalime, Patrick G CHI 48.81 32 16 1 2.82 .897
40 Budaj, Peter G COL 48.38 35 16 0 2.57 .903

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