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Corey Crawford (Chicago Blackhawks)
It’s tough to leave the defending Stanley Cup winning goalie out of the top tier, but his team is so talented and his play so generic, he probably won't warrant much consideration from the GMs as the league’s top goaltender. The Blackhawks netminder could earn another Cup ring and stick them in his ears Patrick Roy style so he can’t hear any negative talk, though.
Josh Harding (Minnesota Wild)
Early this season, it looked as if Harding might be the runaway winner in this category, but battling multiple sclerosis proved to be a more difficult job than stopping pucks for the Wild. His numbers are stellar—better than the rest of the competition—but his health didn’t allow him to play enough games to warrant votes for the trophy.
Ryan Miller (St. Louis Blues)
If Miller had been with the Blues all season long, he might be in the top three. His .923 save percentage is right at the top with other full-time starters, and considering he toiled for the league's cellar dwellers most of the season, the former Buffalo Sabres backstop's 2.57 goals-against average isn't all that bad.
Ben Scrivens (Edmonton Oilers)
If Scrivens played for anyone other than the Oilers, he might actually win some games. Many of the half-dozen he has won since coming over in the trade with the Los Angeles Kings have been because of heroic efforts. His .931 save percentage is the best in the NHL for goalies who have played at least 30 games, and he has posted that total with both the Oilers and Kings this year.