NHL Fantasty Draft: Arizona Coyotes Edition

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Goaltenders

Mar 15, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) makes a save in front of Calgary Flames center Joe Colborne (8) during the second period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

There’s only two of them. Let’s not be ridiculous. 

I know that Adam’s probably going to do this, but I’ll advise against it for everyone else- don’t draft Mike Smith before you pick up a real starter. If you want him as a backup, that’s totally fine- but if your league has moved on to drafting netminders, don’t draft him over someone who could really demolish everyone else. Draft Tuukka Rask or Henrik Lundqvist… or even Cory Schneider, who’s poised to have the season of his life. Then, and only then, do I give you permission to go after Mr. Butt Goal himself.

Of course, you do need more than one goalie- and as far as second goaltenders go, I think Smith is a great addition to anyone’s roster. He, Jonas Hiller, and Kari Lehtonen are great choices to back up whatever elite guy you pick as your number one- so if you’ve already secured your first goalie, try and pick him up.

If you pick up Devan Dubnyk, I can’t even help you here.