In the National Hockey League, goaltenders have to consistently prove themselves in order to maintain their jobs, which is why their performances during the early stages of a season can truly determine whether they remain with their current teams.
As is the case every year, a number of teams will enter the season with a degree of uncertainty between the pipes, as both coaches and executives attempt to identify which goaltender will be the No. 1 guy in net for their respective clubs.
We've seen more than a handful of goaltending controversies in the last few seasons, including some featuring star-caliber netminders in Carey Price, Roberto Luongo and Tuukka Rask, and as things stand now, this year shouldn't be any different.
With NHL training camps set to open in less than a month's time, here's a look at the most intriguing goaltending battles around the league.