NHL Goaltender Rankings: December 7

Nov 28, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Marek Mazanec (39) stops a shot during the second period against the Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mike Strasinger-USA TODAY SportsIt is truly amazing and uplifting how the story of Josh Harding has unfolded the past year. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in November 2012, the 29-year-old goaltender went through a tough 2012-13 season in which he only played 5 games while coping with MS. However, Harding has been nothing short of sensational this season and is only the second different goaltender to top my NHL Goaltender Rankings. Could he possibly make Team Canada? How will he perform the rest of the season? These questions are going to be answered soon. His story is so inspiring that they should make a movie about him one day. Here are my NHL Goalie Rankings for theis bi-week with their November 8 ranking in brackets:

  1. Josh Harding, MIN arrow (2)
  2. Tuukka Rask, BOS arrow2 (1)
  3. Carey Price, MTL arrow (5)
  4. Ben Bishop, TB arrow (9)
  5. Steve Mason, PHI arrow (8)
  6. Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT arrow (7)
  7. Roberto Luongo, VAN arrow (13)
  8. Semyon Varlamov, COLarrow2 (6)
  9. Jaroslav Halak, STL arrow (23)
  10. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR arrow2 (3)
  11. Ryan Miller, BUF arrow (18)
  12. Cory Schneider, NJ (no change)
  13. Braden Holtby, WSH arrow2 (10)
  14. Ben Scrivens, LA arrow (15)
  15. Antti Niemi, SJ arrow (16)
  16. Jonathan Bernier, TOR arrow2 (14)
  17. Jonas Hiller, ANA arrow (NR)
  18. Corey Crawford, CHI arrow (21)
  19. Kari Lehtonen, DAL arrow2 (4)
  20. Marek Mazanec, NSH arrow (30)
  21. Curtis McElhinney, CLB arrow (NR)
  22. Ondrej Pavelec, WPG arrow (24)
  23. Martin Brodeur, NJ arrow2 (11)
  24. Mike Smith, PHX arrow2 (20)
  25. Jonas Gustavsson, DET arrow (NR)
  26. James Reimer, TOR arrow2 (17)
  27. Karri Ramo, CGY arrow (NR)
  28. Jean-Sebastien Giguere, COL arrow (NR)
  29. Jimmy Howard, DET arrow2 (28)
  30. Tim Thomas, FLA arrow (NR)

Off of November 22 list: Sergei Bobrovsky*, CLB (19); Justin Peters, CAR (22); Robin Lehner, OTT (25); Devan Dubnyk, EDM (26); Craig Anderson, OTT (27); Cam Talbot, NYR (29)

*-injured

Topics: Goalie, Josh Harding, Minnesota Wild, NHL, Ryan Miller, Steve Mason, Tuukka Rask

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