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    The fickle world of fantasy goaltenders

    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Many of the goaltending names we have come to depend upon in the past are no longer performing up to the level we expect and its hurting quite a few fantasy teams.

    Meanwhile, some of the younger goaltenders are starting to make a name for themselves and they are carrying your fantasy team.

    Let's evaluate whether they will continue at their current production level.

    Fantasy Bargains

    Tim Thomas, Boston - Thomas was very good for two years before slumping last season, but so far in 2010-11 he's putting up better statistics than in any time since coming up to the Bruins in 2005. His goals against average and save percentage are easily the best of his career, but not so far above what he's done in the past to make you feel that it's a fluke. He should continue to perform at this level through the remainder of the season. Trading for him isn't a likely option, unless you plan on giving up a superstar or two.

    Pekka Rinne, Nashville - Rinne is continuing what he started over the past two seasons, and is on pace to set personal bests in wins, GAA and SV%. He's got a solid defense in front of him which holds up even when rookie backup Andres Lindback gets a start (10-4, 2.58 GAA, 0.915 SV%). But given that Lindback is in his first year, Rinne should get 55-58 starts, which would also be a career high. He was an early fifth-round selection and worth every penny.

    Jonas Hiller, Anaheim (28) - The Ducks have yielded their fair share of goals which makes Hiller's performance look that much better. He's already tied his career mark for shutouts (4) and should easily crack his mark for wins. But I'd still worry that the team's lack of effort in front of their goaltender could come back to haunt Hiller owners. They haven't finished in the top half of the league in goals allowed since 2007-08 when they had Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Hiller and Bryzgalov between the pipes.

    Corey Crawford, Chicago - Because Marty Turco hasn't performed up to expectations, the Blackhawks have used Crawford a lot this season. And he's come through with a solid 15-8 record with a GAA of 2.13 and a save percentage of 0.920. That's well above what Turco has done on ice and is the reason that he's started in seven of the last nine games. Crawford is only owned in 67 percent of all leagues, so there is a one-in-three chance you can pick him up off waivers.

    Ondrej Pavelec, Atlanta - Last year Pavelec played second fiddle to Johan Hedberg, however with Hedberg in New Jersey, Pavelec had gotten an opportunity to shine and he's taken advantage. He's played in 35 of 36 games this season and dropped his GAA by almost a full goal (3.29 to 2.47). Despite the season- long improvement, he's been slipping of late with a January GAA of 3.64 and a SV% of 0.897. If you could trade him for value before his numbers look any worse, that would be the smart way to go.

    Overpaid

    Ryan Miller, Buffalo - Miller was the 2009-10 Vezina Trophy winner, but he's not playing to those high standards in 2010-11. His GAA is up from 2.22 to 2.65 and his SV% is down from 0.929 to 0.913. He started the season slowly, showed marked improvement in November but then regressed over the last two months. I don't see this improving any time soon, but as the first goalie off the board, you won't be able to get enough value to make a trade worthwhile. You will simply have to hope he and the defense find whatever it is they have lost.

    Martin Brodeur, New Jersey - Brodeur is having his worst season ever. For the first time in his Hall-of-Fame career he's got a SV% under 0.900 and a GAA over 2.60. He's won just nine times all season, but he is 4-0-1 over his past five starts and shutout the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Maybe, just maybe, there is still a little magic left.

    Craig Anderson, Colorado - Last season, his first in Colorado, proved to be a solid fantasy-worthy effort as he played 71 games and won 38 of them. This year is proving to be much tougher as he's just 13-10 with a GAA of 3.05 and a SV% of 0.904. The problem isn't necessarily Anderson's as backup Peter Budaj isn't faring any better. It's the defense in front of them and the lack of backchecking that has the Avs near the bottom of the goals allowed category (27th of 30). He doesn't figure to get much better over the next three months.

    Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary - Kiprusoff has been a very good goaltender for a long time but 2010-11 isn't looking like a typical season. His numbers are down in both GAA and SV% and for the first time since 2002-03 with San Jose, he has a losing record. Backup Henrik Karlsson has only marginally better numbers, indicating it's a team problem, not a goaltender problem. He cost you a fourth-round pick, but unless the team starts playing better you won't be getting your money's worth this season.

    Marty Turco, Chicago - The 2009-10 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks were a solid defensive team with a team GAA of 2.40. This season's version is much less so and Turco has taken the brunt of the hit. He's now playing behind Crawford, who has simply looked much better in goal and figures to be there for a while. You won't get anything in trade for Turco at this point, so just hide him on your bench and look elsewhere for goaltending help.

    2010-11 Selected Goaltender Statistics
    Player Gms W L GAA SV% SO ADP
    Ryan Miller 37 19 14 2.65 0.913 3 6
    Martin Brodeur 33 9 18 2.87 0.894 4 13
    Craig Anderson 27 13 10 3.05 0.904 0 42
    Miikka Kiprusoff 39 17 18 2.84 0.897 3 44
    Pekka Rinne 31 16 11 2.09 0.930 3 49
    Marty Turco 25 10 10 3.02 0.898 1 84
    Jonas Hiller 44 23 16 2.51 0.926 4 80
    Tim Thomas 33 22 4 1.83 0.945 7 183
    Corey Crawford 25 15 8 2.13 0.920 2 266
    Ondrej Pavelec 35 16 11 2.47 0.926 2 273


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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

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      • Comfortable start to the work week in Tampa Bay

        Comfortable start to the work week in Tampa Bay

        Monday, May 4 2015 3:47 AM EDT2015-05-04 07:47:21 GMT
        With a mostly sunny sky and relatively low humidity, it should be a comfortable start to the work week.
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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