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Drafting a productive goaltender crucial for fantasy hockey success

Updated: September 11, 2009, 10:30 AM ET
By Tim Kavanagh | Special to ESPN.com

NHL goalies are probably the most unique athletes in the world of professional sports. Like baseball catchers, they wear equipment that is completely different than their teammates, but catchers take all that gear off when they're in the batter's box or on the base paths. A goalie is a little like a starting pitcher, but only if that starting pitcher was pitching in three-quarters of his team's games (or more). The most valid comparison would be to football quarterbacks, in that each team would ...

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