There was a time when the winner of Vezina Trophy was pretty much a given.
From 1988-1993, Patrick Roy and Ed Belfour were the award's only winners. Dominik Hasek dominated the voting from 1993-2001, winning six times in eight years. From 2003-2008, the award was Martin Brodeur's to lose, and he did so only once (to Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff).
The last five years, though, have not seen a single dominant goalie. Four different players have won the award, with Tim Thomas being the only repeat winner in that span, and with three of the last four winners (including incumbent Sergei Bobrovsky) having middling seasons thus far in 2013-14, the field is wide open once again.
Who has the best chance at winning this year when all is said and done? Read on for our list.
Statistics courtesy of NHL.com and current through December 21.