Link to Goalie Guild NHL Dept Charts

When the Goalie Guild publishes their Depth Charts I find myself rushing to browse their list for updates — Luongo, Schneider, Lack, Niemi, Rinne, Fleury, Neuvirth, Thomas, Miller, Enroth, Dekanich, Mason, McKenna — NHL goalies, their backups, draftees and signed prospect goalies. The Goalie Guild’s marks on the far right are based on the goaltender’s previous month performance, with RED denoting a change from the previous month. For example, see the entry for the Vancouver Canucks below:

In this case the Goalie Guild has changed Luongo’s status from “rising” to “steady” and Honzik’s status from “surging” to “rising” both dropping one notch in performance.

Here is the entry for the Edmonton Oilers Goalies:

Most obvious change here is that Dubnyk has replaced Khabibulin as number 1. Yann Danis who was recently signed with the Oilers has been rated “rising” and Perhonen and Tuohimaa both fell one notch from “surging” to “rising.”

Keep watch at the Goalie Guild (The Goalie Guild « Independent Scouting Service) throughout the season (or follow them on Twitter @TheGoalieGuild). Their assessments and comments make for very interesting reading. Take a look and see how well your goalies are progressing — or not.

The Hockey Quarterly also has a Divisional Look at Goaltenders posted August 7, 2011.

See also The Hockey Quarterly‘s Counting Down: NHL’s Best Backups.

Vancouver’s Eddie Lack is examined in a full article in The Hockey Quarterly, Little Lacking in Eddie’s Game (August 7, 2011) in addition to other articles on Goaltenders.