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NHL Fantasy Fare: Shuffling goalkeepers

Minnesota Wild forward Stephane Veilleux reaches for a loose puck in front of Edmonton Oilers...

Minnesota Wild forward Stephane Veilleux reaches for a loose puck in front of Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 16, 2014. (MARILYN INDAHL/USA Today)

Joel Colomby, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

This wacky season for goalkeepers took another unexpected turn with two Wednesday trades altering the crease outlook for the Predators, Kings and especially the Oilers. Let’s look at the fantasy prospects of all involved:

Devan Dubnyk: Going from Edmonton to Nashville, we wouldn’t blame him for being overjoyed to get away from the Oil and on to a team that can actually play some defence in front of him — making this the most interesting situation to unfold. Pekka Rinne is no lock to return this season from his lingering hip problems, so Dubnyk will get a shot at carrying the load and, on the highly disciplined Preds, is worth grabbing if available. If nothing else, we’ll all at last get a more accurate picture of his true fantasy value. (For those who care, Carter Hutton remains as the backup with Marek Mazanec back in the minors.)

Ben Scrivens: How would you feel going from the best defensive team in the league to far and away the worst?


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