King Henrik: Lundqvist Edges Evgeni Nabokov for Top Fantasy Goalie

Joe MacDonaldAnalyst IJuly 6, 2008

New York Rangers' star Henrik Lundqvist, is the top goaltender in'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:

RNKTop GoaltendersPointsGGPWSOGAASPct
1Lundqvist, Henrik G NYR84.197237102.23.912
2Nabokov, Evgeni G SJ81.12774662.14.910
3Brodeur, Martin G NJ78.42774442.17.920
4Luongo, Roberto G VAN77.08733562.38.917
5Leclaire, Pascal G CLB73.76542492.25.919
6Ward, Cam G CAR71.45693742.75.904
7Miller, Ryan G BUF71.42763632.64.906
8Vokoun, Tomas G FLA71.17693042.68.919
9Biron, Martin G PHI70.91623052.59.918
10Kiprusoff, Miikka G CGY70.63763922.69.906
11Giguere, Jean-Sebastien G ANA70.56583542.12.922
12Backstrom, Niklas G MIN69.67583342.31.920
13Legace, Manny G STL69.36662752.41.911
14Huet, Cristobal G WAS67.95523242.32.920
15Toskala, Vesa G TOR67.58663332.74.904
16Bryzgalov, Ilya G PHO67.10642832.44.920
17Turco, Marty G DAL66.96623232.31.909
18Thomas, Tim G BOS65.95572832.44.921
19Ellis, Dan G NSH65.91442362.34.924
20DiPietro, Rick G NYI 64.00632632.82.902
21Hasek, Dominik G DET63.42412752.14.902
22Theodore, Jose G COL63.37532832.44.910
23Garon, Mathieu G EDM63.28472642.66.913
24Gerber, Martin G OTT63.14573022.72.910
25Osgood, Chris G DET63.13432742.09.914
26Price, Carey G MON60.32412432.56.920
27Lehtonen, Kari G ATL60.26481742.90.916
28Mason, Chris G STL58.84511842.90.898
29Khabibulin, Nikolai G CHI58.82502322.63.909
30Fleury, Marc-Andre G PIT58.58351942.33.921
31Kolzig, Olaf G WAS56.73542512.91.892
32Holmqvist, Johan G DAL54.63472123.04.889
33Conklin, Ty G PIT54.44331822.51.923
34Smith, Mike G TB53.10341532.59.901
35LaBarbera, Jason G LA53.02451713.00.910
36Auld, Alex G BOS51.71321232.68.907
37Norrena, Fredrik G CLB49.13371022.72.896
38Roloson, Dwayne G EDM49.03431503.05.901
39Lalime, Patrick G CHI48.81321612.82.897
40Budaj, Peter G COL48.38351602.57.903