The waiver wire is an excellent way to add hidden gems to your fantasy hockey club. This remains the case whether you plan to have them as short-term or long-term parts of your fantasy roster. Now that we are in November, we better understand which waiver-wire goaltenders are worth taking a chance on. As a result, here are three waiver-wire goalies worth scooping up in Week 6.
Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: Goalies to Consider for Week 6
John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
Once upon a time, John Gibson was viewed as one of the best goalies in the NHL. However, his stock has naturally dropped after four subpar seasons from 2019-20 to 2022-23. A lot of his struggles were due to the defense in front of him, but this season, he seems to be turning a corner. In eight appearances so far with the Ducks, he has a 3-4-0 record but also a strong .926 SV% and a 2.21 GAA. He is doing his job to keep the Ducks in games.
Due to his recent struggles over the years, there’s certainly a chance that the 30-year-old goalie is still available in your league. If he is and you’re in need of some help in goal, don’t be afraid to give him a shot as a waiver-wire addition.
Casey DeSmith, Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks have had a marvelous start to the season, and goaltending is a big reason behind it. While Thatcher Demko is getting a lot of love for his play, Casey DeSmith should not be overlooked. The New Hampshire native has been excellent when used by the Canucks this campaign. In six appearances, he has a 4-0-1 record, a 2.67 GAA, and a .922 SV%. Due to this, he is another waiver-wire goalie to keep an eye on.
Although DeSmith is the Canucks’ backup, his excellent play has led to the Canucks giving him starts more frequently as of late. Furthermore, if he continues to play this well, he will still provide your fantasy team with great value. Due to this, if you see him still available on the waiver wire, don’t be afraid to take a chance on him.
Cam Talbot, Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings’ biggest concern heading into 2023-24 was their goaltending. However, Cam Talbot has evaporated those concerns with his outstanding start to the season. In 11 games, he has a 7-3-1 record, a 2.21 GAA, and a .923 SV%. After a start like this, the 36-year-old deserves real consideration as a waiver-wire addition.
After a poor season, it makes sense if many fantasy managers were hesitant to pick Talbot in their drafts. However, he is showing signs of his old form so far during this young season, and he has yet to slow down. Because of this, he is exactly the kind of goalie worth picking up if he is still available on the waiver wire in your league.
Nevertheless, it is clear that these three are strong waiver-wire candidates if they are available in your league. Seeing how they perform from here with their clubs will be fun.