On any given hockey team, no single player is more important than the man behind the mask.
Starting goaltenders possess the ability to single-handedly save a game with an outstanding performance, or single-handedly lose it with an abysmal showing.
Many teams attempt to build their roster around the man in the mask, whether by handing out ridiculous contracts to free-agent netminders or by trading for someone else's backup who may have first-string potential.
Most organizations now have a clear-cut starter, which gives us the opportunity to see how each team stacks up in the crease.
Which teams will find goaltending to be a concern all season long, and which will see their keepers carry them into the playoffs and beyond?