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EA Sports has revealed the top 10 goalies in NHL 17. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

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  • Carey Price – Overall 93
  • Jonathan Quick – Overall 93
  • Braden Holtby – Overall 92
  • Henrik Lundqvist – Overall 92
  • Cory Schneider– Overall 91
  • Pekka Rinne – Overall 91
  • Corey Crawford – Overall 90
  • Marc-Andre Fleury – Overall 90
  • Tuukka Rask – Overall 89
  • Ben Bishop – Overall 89

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# 1 jake19ny @ 08/18/16 07:24 PM
Looks like Fleury has a new mask this year. Hope there are more. Certainly not as important as gameplay but some of these masks are getting old and some plain horrible. Anyway interesting ratings
 
# 2 thejudicata @ 08/18/16 08:59 PM
So I guess Pekka and Rask having a bad year was overlooked?
 
# 3 King of Kings @ 08/19/16 07:44 AM
Where's Bobrovsky?
 
# 4 wshcaps30 @ 08/19/16 11:30 AM
I would've expected Holtby to be higher or if not #1. He should be higher than Price at least, since Carey didn't play more than half of the season and Holtby won the Vezina, tied/beat records.
 
# 5 jdl24 @ 08/19/16 12:46 PM
Fleury a 90 and top 10? He was a backup most of the playoffs last year.


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# 6 mikeq672 @ 08/19/16 12:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by thejudicata
So I guess Pekka and Rask having a bad year was overlooked?
The Bruins couldnt play defense or get the puck out of their own zone, thats not Tuukka's fault.
 
# 7 Simple Mathematics @ 08/19/16 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jdl24
Fleury a 90 and top 10? He was a backup most of the playoffs last year.


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Look at Fleury's stats during the season - they were great. Matt Murray replaced him because he was on a huge hot streak. I think Murray is going to be a great goalie, but that doesn't mean Fleury didn't have a great year.
 
# 8 theu715 @ 08/20/16 11:20 PM
Bishop is soooooooo underrated here! Without him in the regular season the Lightning may not have even made the playoffs last year. He carried the team for quite some time and had over 12 losses allowing 2 goals or less, many of which were only one goal allowed.
 
# 9 uni91 @ 08/21/16 10:56 AM
The only major rating change I would make would be to flip flop Bishop and Rinne
 
# 10 AdamJones113 @ 09/02/16 12:03 PM
Let's take a closer look.

Once again, all the goalies whose ratings we can fully see (i.e. those in the Top 50) are all Hybrids. That means that Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick are still grouped together, which is ridiculous. Remember that in 16, 66 of the 68 goalies who started the game on NHL rosters were "Hybrid" goalies; the other two were "Butterfly" goalies, leaving, as usual, the "Stand Up" goalie option completely obsolete. As I have stated before, different categories would be a nice step in the right direction—especially if these designations actually have an impact on the game.


Poise, at least for these top-tier starters, is either 85 or 90. Now, since I expect that lower-rated goalies have lower Poise ratings, this wouldn't be an issue, except that sometimes the allocation of either 85 or 90 makes no sense in comparison to others. Braden Holtby, for example, has an 85 in Poise and has regular season stats of .921% and 2.37 (SV% and GAA respectively), and playoff stats of .937% and 1.87—certainly an impressive step up for any goalie. He also averages under five "Really Bad Starts" (created by Rob Vollman) per season, and has only two in his playoff career, none in his past two playoff campaigns. Now, Marc-Andre Fleury has a 90 Poise rating. His stats: .912% and 2.56 in the regular season, dropping to .906% and 2.66 in the playoffs. Fleury averages just under 8 RBS in the regular season and nearly two per playoff campaign. Yet it's Holtby who has 85 Poise, Fleury who has 90.
Is the Stanley Cup really worth that much?


All this is to say that we need a catalog explaining how each of these ratings affects on-ice performance and how each is determined.
 

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