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Washington may attempt to lessen Holtby's workload in the early parts of the season, after he noticed a substantial decline in production near the end of the year. This will allow Price to regain the top spot at the position, despite a potentially low win total. With Brian Elliott out of St. Louis, look for Allen's fantasy contributions to improve with more work.
Murray and Mrazek will share the creases of their respective teams, but they are the better halves of the tandems. Win totals may be capped, but the ratios will be elite. Lehner and Andersen are the alternatives, wherein they'll have full workloads but aren't quite of the same caliber. The teams they play for will be the toughest challenge to overcome.
In cases such as Bernier, the situation as a backup is superior to Smith and Ward's starting jobs. Bernier plays for an elite defensive team, limiting the scoring chances he'll face. He's in a much better spot now than he was in Toronto.