NHL 2012-13: Power-Ranking This Season's 30 Starting Goaltenders

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NHL 2012-13: Power-Ranking This Season's 30 Starting Goaltenders
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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?

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