If you are a Toronto Maple Leaf fan it could pain you to read that Tuukka Rask is the number one goalie on this list. After trading him to Boston, Rask has quickly become the hottest young goalie on the planet.
He maximizes his coverage of the net with his superb positional play. Is a big-time goalie who lives for the pressure-packed moments. Led the NHL with an unbelievable .932 save percentage. He was so good that he supplanted the reigning Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas by the second half of the season.
Without a doubt, he is one of the most competitive young goalies to grace the net in some time. His popular YouTube tirades are a direct result of this desire to win as he places all the responsibility and blame on himself for a bad goal or game.
If he would have played more games in 2009, he would have walked away with the Calder Trophy and possibly the Vezina. His ability to recover on a play is second to none and he lives to make the big-save.
He has a strangle hold on the number one spot on this list and it would be a surprise if he gave it up. Whether you are a fan of the Bruins or not, it will be fun to watch his development this season. Tuukka Rask will emerge as a star right before our eyes.