You don't want to take a risk on your #1 tender. An injury or ineffectiveness will ruin your season... particularly in deeper leagues. With that in mind, here are ten goalies that we think have the most job security AND are on the most successful teams.
#11+ Honourable Mentions:
Marty Turco - very tough to leave him off as he has 40 win potential
Niklas Backstrom - terrible year last year bumps him out of top 10
Jonas Hiller - Ducks have no D
Cam Ward - won only 18 of 45 he started last year
Tomas Vokoun - if he played for almost any other team, he's on the list
#10 Marc-Andre Fleury: (37 of 47 Penguins wins last year) - His averages have been pretty ordinary for two years in a row but wins are the most important fantasy stat for tenders and MA gets his in bunches.
#9 Craig Anderson: (38 of 43 Avalanche wins last year) - His gaa / sv% were just average but the Avs will lean very heavily on Andy... with this young and improving squad 40+ wins could happen.
#8 Pekka Rinne: (32 of 47 Predators wins last year) - He's a shade below most of the guys on this list but with only Anders Lindback backing him up he's got a good shot at 40-45 wins this year.
#7 Miikka Kiprusoff: (35 of 40 Flames wins last year) - The Flames are becoming a bit of a joke but you shouldn't pass up an opportunity to own Kipper. He'll top 35 wins and if the Flames put it all together he could get 40.
#6 Ilya Bryzgalov: (42 of 50 Coyotes wins last year) - The defense-first philosophy instilled by new coach Dave Tippett did wonders for The Bryz and his wins. We don't see Jason LaBarbera making a charge for the #1 job.
#5 Jimmy Howard: (37 of 44 Wings wins last year) - He picked up 37/44 wins and he didn't even begin the year as the starter. He's definitely the #1 now and could top 40 wins this year.
#4 Roberto Luongo: (40 of 49 Canucks wins last year) - Even though he had a down year (for him) statistically he will still be counted on to carry the load for one of the best teams in the league.
#3 Henrik Lundqvist: (35 of 38 Rangers wins last year) - He's been the most consistent superstar goalie the last five years... with Marty BIron around he might not play as much though.
#2 Marty Brodeur: (45 of 48 Devils wins last year) - Ho hum... he's only been doing this for 17 years.
#1 Ryan Miller: (42 of 45 Sabres wins last year) - It was a dream season for Miller and he'll likely be the 1st goalie taken this year. We expect him to lead all goalies in games played and wins.