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    Default Keep Holtby, Varlamov, Kuemper or Raanta???

    Looking for help on who to select for my 2nd keeper goalie (max 2, keeping Hellebuyck). W 2, SHO 5, SV 0.05, GA -.20.

    Picks are due Oct 9, so I will get to see where Holtby goes, but any suggestions are appreciated!

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    Default Re: Keep Holtby, Varlamov, Kuemper or Raanta???

    Right now, I like Varlamov. picking either Arizona goalie could backfire, and who knows where Holtby ends up.
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    I think Kuemper is the best of the bunch, but like stevegamer says, there's a lot of uncertainty around Arizona and whats going on with that team. They are clearly selling assets right now and if/when OEL goes, that wont help their goalie situation at all. The only saving grace is if Kuemper gets traded, which isn't completely out of the question either but how long before you have to make a choice?

    Varlamov would be my 2nd choice.
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    I'd go Varlamov then Kuemper. Griess is gone. So Varly is the man. Rannta will probably go but he is still there as a lurking 1B. And I just don't like the direction of the coyotes right now. OEL and Hall both possibly gone. Holtby has seen signinfgant drop off in his play - I don't care where he goes I don't want him. So Varlamov is my choice here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetdrivr View Post
    I'd go Varlamov then Kuemper. Griess is gone. So Varly is the man. Rannta will probably go but he is still there as a lurking 1B. And I just don't like the direction of the coyotes right now. OEL and Hall both possibly gone. Holtby has seen signinfgant drop off in his play - I don't care where he goes I don't want him. So Varlamov is my choice here.
    Just because Greiss is "gone" doesn't necessarily mean Varly is the man. Sorokin is coming in and will get his looks, and let's be honest, Varlamov hasn't exactly been the picture of health in his career. That's what makes me nervous about him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeman33 View Post
    Just because Greiss is "gone" doesn't necessarily mean Varly is the man. Sorokin is coming in and will get his looks, and let's be honest, Varlamov hasn't exactly been the picture of health in his career. That's what makes me nervous about him.
    Sorokin isn't ready yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetdrivr View Post
    Sorokin isn't ready yet.
    What makes you say that?

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    I would prefer Kuemper as he's the best goalie of the bunch, then Varlamov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eskimo Brother View Post
    What makes you say that?

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    I would prefer Kuemper as he's the best goalie of the bunch, then Varlamov.
    He's never played or lived in NA. Shesterkin got into 12 games last year with the NYR. Granted Geogiev was there too. And he was injured briefly. I'd expect about the same for Sorokin. And some time in the AHL as a full timer. Next year would be when I'd look at Sorokin.
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    Default Re: Keep Holtby, Varlamov, Kuemper or Raanta???

    I think Kuemper is the best of the group - even with the risk of all things Arizona.

    Raanta is last on my list. I like Varlamov, but I see Sorokin cutting heavily into his playing time as early as this year. I'm somewhat intrigued by Holtby going to Vancouver, and part of me believes he can bounce back. But all logical data tells me that's nuts. So Holtby is the only other goalie I would consider, but he's a high risk/reward option.
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