2018 Outlook: It was a down season for Bishop in 2016-17, as he battled a lower-body injury and was dealt to Los Angeles to split starts with Jonathan Quick. His .910 save percentage and 2.54 GAA were both his worst marks since establishing himself as a full-time NHLer in 2013-14. However, it's worth noting that both the Lightning and Kings missed the postseason. With Dallas in line to have a rebound campaign, Bishop probably enters 2017-18 in a better fantasy setup than he was in at any point last year. His 6-foot-7 frame is obviously a huge advantage, and he's proven to be a high-end fantasy asset in the past. The 30-year-old netminder should also receive plenty of goal support behind the high-scoring Stars. Banking on a bounce-back showing from Bishop projects to pay off handsomely.
2018 Outlook: Lundqvist is coming off what was easily the worst regular season of his career, but he returned to form with a 2.25 GAA and .927 save percentage in 12 postseason contests before backstopping Sweden to the gold medal at the World Championship. New York's willingness to trade backup Antti Raanta in the offseason suggests the team still believes Lundqvist is the answer in net, and it's tough to argue with that conclusion given the 12-year veteran's career 2.32 GAA and .920 save percentage. The Rangers are geared up for another playoff run and Lundqvist has won at least 30 games in every non-lockout campaign, so expect him to reach that mark even if he falls short of 60 starts for the third time in four years.
2018 Outlook: Schneider's value depends on how much stock you put into last season. On one hand, he just posted a 2.82 GAA and .908 save percentage for a Devils team that finished last in the Eastern Conference. On the other, Schneider's GAA and save percentage over the previous six seasons ranged from 1.96 to 2.26 and .921 to .937, respectively. Even if first overall pick Nico Hischier makes an immediate impact, Schneider will have trouble replicating that outstanding stretch due to the underwhelming team in front of him. Still, his history of success and clear-cut starting role suggest a repeat of last year's disaster is also unlikely.
2018 Outlook: Anderson's still going strong at 36 years young, as last year's 2.28 GAA and .926 save percentage were his best in any season with at least 30 games played. It's fair to be skeptical of the veteran netminder's ability to replicate those numbers given his career 2.69 GAA and .916 save percentage, though Ottawa's neutral zone trap is as effective at helping goaltenders' stats as it is at lulling hockey fans to sleep. Even with the trap to help him, Anderson will have major workload concerns after topping 60 starts only three times in his career. Backup Mike Condon has posted solid numbers in extended action during each of his first two NHL seasons and will be ready to take the reins should Anderson start to wear down.
2018 Outlook: If Elliott can avoid becoming the latest victim of Philadelphia's goaltending curse, he should be in for a nice campaign with his third team in three years. The veteran netminder got off to a brutal start last season in Calgary but went 23-9-2 with a 2.27 GAA and .919 save percentage after the end of November, flashing the form that saw him finish with a GAA between 1.56 and 2.28 in each of his five seasons with the Blues. While the Flyers possess less defensive talent than either of those teams, they should give Elliott plenty of offensive support after adding second overall pick Nolan Patrick to a group that generated the fifth-most shots on goal last year.
2018 Outlook: After spending the last six seasons for a subpar Coyotes squad, the 35-year-old veteran gets a fresh start with the Flames in 2017-18 after being traded to Calgary in June. Though he's past his prime, Smith will be the undisputed No. 1 in Cow Town and will almost certainly see an improvement to his GAA behind what should be one of the best defensive units in the league featuring Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Dougie Hamilton, Travis Hamonic and former teammate Michael Stone. Around 60 starts for the workhorse can be expected with his new team (health permitting), and he should be able to easily eclipse the 19 victories he posted last season.