While teams like the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues search desperately for the franchise goaltender of their respective futures, the Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks must juggle their glut of netminders.
Such goalie talent imbalance could prove to be a key catalyst in much of the NHL's trade activity this winter, with the informal upcoming "holiday trade freeze" role-playing as a miniature trade deadline to spark last-second negotiations.
Unneeded yet certainly not unwanted goalies like Ben Scrivens, Justin Peters, Anton Khudobin and Victor Fasth could soon be on the move. Meanwhile, needed but not particularly wanted goalie Ryan Miller—the Sabres are much more interested in rebuilding—could also join them.
Updates on the biggest and latest NHL trade rumors lie on the coming slides.