Defense wins championships and defense in the National Lacrosse League usually starts with the goaltender, right? Well, it actually stops with the goaltender, but that’s splitting hairs. A lot of the success for a goalie starts with the runners in front of him doing their jobs. If they keep the shooting lanes clogged and don’t allow open looks down low, the odds favor the goalie. But, as we know, that’s not always the case. Most goalies in the NLL are going to do their jobs and stop the shots they’re supposed to stop. But which goalies are the best at rising above that and making saves they have no business making? That’s where you come in, voter.
Rochester’s Matt Vinc has been a steady keeper for the past few seasons and now has an NLL title to his credit. Does that make him the best? Toronto’s Nick Rose bounced around for a bit in backup roles before getting his shot at No. 1 with the Rock. Is he the best, or is his best yet to come?
Anthony Cosmo is in Buffalo, getting ready for a full season. Can he exorcise his playoff demons and add a title or two to his already solid resume in the regular season? How about Mike Poulin in Calgary? He sparkled last season before a late injury derailed him and the Riggers.
Aaron Bold proved in Edmonton he was ready for the No. 1 job and Brandon Miller in Philadelphia faces perhaps more shots than anyone, but still posts respectable numbers. Washington’s Tyler Richards was off the mark last year, but so was the entire Stealth team.
Minnesota’s duo of Tyler Carlson and Evan Kirk will split votes between them, and Chris Levis has been strong in the Colorado cage.
Nine teams, 10 goalies. It’s time to vote for who you think is the best in the business.
Rate This Story: