J.A.’s NHL Goaltender Rankings: December 19


Dec 14, 2013; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) congratulates goalie Martin Jone (31) following their win against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Kings defeated the Senators 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY SportsThe injury bug seems to have bit many NHL goalies as of late. Josh Harding, Corey Crawford, and Tim Thomas had to be taken off the list due to their injuries. Other starters like Sergei Bobrovsky, Jimmy Howard, Pekka Rinne, and Jonathan Quick are also out. These vacanies have given the rise to some no-name goalies such as Martin Jones to step into the spotlight. Jones has played absolutely spectactular in his short stint so far as the starter for the Kings. However, the real question is if whether or not he can keep it up. Here are my December 19 NHL goalie rankings with their Dec. 7 ranking in brackets:

  1. Tuukka Rask, BOS arrow (2)
  2. Carey Price, MTL arrow (3)
  3. Ben Bishop, TB arrow (4)
  4. Roberto Luongo, VAN arrow (7)
  5. Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT arrow (6)
  6. Ryan Miller, BUF arrow (11)
  7. Jonas Hiller, ANA arrow (17)
  8. Antti Niemi, SJ arrow (15)
  9. Justin Peters, CAR arrow (NR)
  10. Martin Jones, LA arrow (NR)
  11. Cory Schneider, NJ arrow (12)
  12. Robin Lehner, OTT arrow (NR)
  13. Semyon Varlamov, WSH arrow2 (8)
  14. Jonathan Bernier, TOR arrow (16)
  15. Steve Mason, PHI arrow2 (5)
  16. Mike Smith, PHX arrow (24)
  17. Ben Scrivens, LA arrow2 (14)
  18. Scott Clemmensen, FLA arrow (NR)
  19. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR arrow2 (10)
  20. Jaroslav Halak, STL arrow2 (9)
  21. Ilya Bryzgalov, EDM arrow (NR)
  22. Antti Raanta, CHI arrow (NR)
  23. Karri Ramo, CGY arrow (27)
  24. Carter Hutton, NSH arrow (NR)
  25. Braden Holtby, WSH arrow2 (13)
  26. Martin Brodeur, NJ arrow2 (23)
  27. Kari Lehtonen, DAL arrow2 (19)
  28. Evgeni Nabokov, NYI arrow (NR)
  29. Curtis McElhinney, CLB arrow2 (21)
  30. Al Montoya, WPG arrow (NR)

Off Dec. 7 List: Josh Harding*, MIN (1); Corey Crawford*, CHI (18); Marek Mazanec, NSH (20); Ondrej Pavelec, WPG (22); Jonas Gustavsson, DET (25); James Reimer, TOR (26); Jean-Sebastien Giguere, COL (28); Jimmy Howard, DET (29); Tim Thomas*, FLA (30)

 

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