Cap League Goalkeeper Rankings – March 2022 – DobberHockey
Here are the 62 best goalkeepers to own in your salary cap league – March 26and2022 edition.
What a difference two months make. In the latest standings, Tuukka Rask made his triumphant return, Jeremy Swayman headed to the minors, Marc-André Fleury struggled on the Blackhawks, and Jack Campbell and Jordan Binnington were still considered must-have players.
This time around, Swayman jumps to the first name on the list, Vitek Vanecek remains number two and Husso rounds out the top three. There are ways to get ahead of the goalie market, and that’s usually by finding one that doesn’t waste all of your cap space. However, five of the top six goalkeepers are awaiting new contracts, so for next year we will have to find new negotiation options. A few names to watch for this are Daniel Vladar, Stuart Skinner, Connor Ingram, Justus Annunen and Anthony Stolarz.
Standard pre-ranking score:
It’s not meant to be an ultimate rating system that you can mindlessly use and just trade your players for anyone above them on the list that you can find, but used with some forethought to manage salaries, I hope the list can help you extract value in trades and at the draft table.
The cap reached is used for player cost, so if your league uses salary or AAV, please take this into account, as this can greatly alter the impact of rookies. Rankings are set to provide the most value in the current season, while providing some value in future years, based on modeling projected salary increases and production growth.
The stats used for goalies attempt to balance ratio stats as well as volume. For those of you who have variations towards either end of the spectrum, leaning more towards volume or rate stats, you will want to consider this change in value. The same goes for defining variations such as: number of teams, salary space or roster positions. This list is designed to serve as a basic guide for player evaluation and to promote discussion and understanding of how to optimize rosters in a capped league context.
The goalie roster not only comes with a ranking system, but with value tiers. The levels (also calculated by one of my formulas) represent a more general vision of the value of a goalkeeper taking into account a few essential factors. Cheap saves may have higher ratings, but appear lower in the tier rankings. The high ranking is due to their low cap successes coupled with an established bottom with upside potential. The lower level results from the fact that they have an uncertain volume and the lower probability of reaching their advantage in a given year. In general, aim to have the highest rated players if you’re looking to be as efficient as possible, but use Tiers if you just want to focus on the best goalkeepers and are comfortable paying a bit more for that safety (my preference is usually to lean towards the most effective options due to goaltending variability).
I’m not perfect, and the ranking won’t be either. Comments help optimize values.
We stick to the +/- 5.0 rating that Dobber uses on all of its rating systems as a range for approximately equivalent value. The skater and goalie ratings are synced so the value of a skater vs. a goalie can be compared, although the rating scale has changed a bit since the last update.
All salary information courtesy of cap friendly. Without further ado, the ranking:
|Rank||name||Age||Cape hit||years||Rating||Stage||Previous ranking|
|33||Hill of Adin||25||$2,175,000||2||117.31||5||26|