Crashing the Crease: Halaked and Loaded
Crashing the Crease: Halaked and Loaded

This article is part of our Crashing the Crease series.

With the final Wednesday of the NHL regular season upon us, it's time to look at a pair of studs and two duds in net that were able to make or break many fantasy campaigns.

Few people if anyone had Sergei Bobrovsky pegged as a top-10 netminder coming into this season. An injury-plagued 2015-16 campaign saw him struggle to the tune of a 2.75 GAA and .908 save percentage, and there were questions as to whether the Russian would ever regain his 2013 Vezina form. Luckily for those who took a chance on him, Bobrovsky bounced back and then some. He leads the league across the board with a 2.02 GAA, .933 save percentage and 41 wins, and will surely be responsible for quite a few fantasy championships given his draft day price.

It made perfect sense to stay away from Cam Talbot on draft day. The 29-year-old had just posted a 2.55 GAA and .917 save percentage in his first season as a full-time starter, and was no lock to surpass his career high of 21 wins for an Oilers team that had picked first overall four times since 2010. Those who trusted in Talbot were handsomely rewarded, as Edmonton's youth finally matured while strong health and a lack of alternatives gifted him a league-high workload. His 2.40 GAA and .919 save percentage have been more than passable, and Talbot sits just one win back of the league lead with 40.

While a few guys had their value diminished

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Sasha Yodashkin
Sasha has been contributing NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and Tennis content to RotoWire since 2015, with an emphasis on DFS. He is a huge New York sports fan who has been playing fantasy sports since middle school.
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