Goaltenders are often considered one of the most important players for an NHL franchise, and that has been very true this season. There have been multiple instances in which a backup goalie has stepped up, and they have helped keep their teams in a position to succeed. There have also been instance in which quality netminders have failed to live up to their potential.
Grades will be assessed based on the performance of each team's goaltending thus far, and higher grades will be given to team's that have had unexpected success thus far. Conversely, teams with esteemed goaltenders that have struggled this year will be graded with more scrutiny.
With that in mind, here is one man's opinion of grading each team's goaltending thus far in 2013-14.