Howard: Fantasy Vezina Front Runner

Standard Spin: Jimmy Howard is the man to catch and the odds on favorite to lead the NHL in wins at season's end.  In only 30 games played, the Red Wings' goalie already has 21 wins and 3 shutouts - to go along with a 1.95 GAA and .927 SV%.  Detroit just keeps on winning, but somewhat without the high profile of other elite teams in the NHL.  Starting Howard - especially in daily or weekly pools - is an incredibly safe play. (Dec.27)