The NHL's trade deadline is coming up in late February, and teams all over the league will be considering how they can improve their team's present and future chances of winning the Cup.
One of the positions many teams will be looking to address is between the pipes. Some teams, like Boston, have enviable depth, while others are lacking a true number one, much less two.
What follows is our power rankings of the 30 back-up netminders in the NHL as of Jan. 16, 2012. Some of these guys are helping their teams by playing well, and others are helping the agents of the guys in front of them on the depth chart.