7 NHL Teams That Will (Or Might) Start Next Season with a New No. 1 Goalie

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7 NHL Teams That Will (Or Might) Start Next Season with a New No. 1 Goalie
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It doesn’t look like either half of the goaltending card from the 2011 Eastern Conference finals is going to be scraping any blue paint in the next NHL season. Another one of the final four starting stoppers from that Stanley Cup playoff could be wearing new attire by the time play resumes.

Three teams this offseason have imported or exported one netminder and at least two are guaranteed to see a different masked face from 2011-12 play the majority of the schedule in 2012-13.

A similar possibility hovers in a handful of other dressing rooms as past starters will try to retain or regain their claim to the No. 1 slot in a backstopping brigade.

In alphabetical order, here is a brief assessment of the state of the seven NHL teams whose changing of the guard is a possibility, probability or foregone conclusion.

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