A bit of praise for Thomas Greiss, fantasy hockey pick-up

RotoWire’s Jason Chen offers something of an endorsement for Thomas Greiss while discussing fantasy hockey goalies worth picking up off the waiver wire:

Thomas Greiss, Red Wings (2-0-0, .969 Sv%, 1.00 GAA): Maybe Greiss is more used to the barrage of shots having already spent one season behind Detroit’s shoddy defense. Alex Nedeljkovic made 41 saves in his first start but allowed seven goals, while Greiss has now saved 62 and allowed just two. This is normally not a big deal, but the Wings have suddenly turned from lottery-bound to being able to make the Atlantic Division just a tad more interesting.

Greiss could be the starting goalie on a team that might get close to 40 wins, and he likely will get the start Thursday against Calgary and then get one more start during a weekend back-to-back in Montreal and Chicago. It’ll give us a chance to see more of Greiss and also give Nedeljkovic one more chance to fight for his share of the playing time. In fantasy leagues where goalies are scarce, Greiss should still be available and worth a wait-and-see stash with a much-improved Red Wings team. There will be bad nights, but the Wings also have enough talent to compete now, going toe-to-toe with the Lightning then winning two straight with only one goal allowed per game.

Last season, the Wings couldn’t limit their opponents to one goal for consecutive games until the third month.

Continued; I have the feeling that the Wings will split Greiss and Nedeljkovic’s workload fairly evenly over the course of the entire season, but right now, it’s probably Greiss’s net to lose.

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One thought on “A bit of praise for Thomas Greiss, fantasy hockey pick-up”

  1. A tad early, just like negative guessing. I would wait 20 games but I don’t get paid to say things multiple times everyday. So there Chen!

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