NHL Predictions: 12 Goalies Who Must Step It Up for the 2011-12 Season

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NHL Predictions: 12 Goalies Who Must Step It Up for the 2011-12 Season
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It may not have been a motion picture worthy of an Academy Award, but the movie Double Team, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman, provided us with a quote that sums up just about every sport.

"Offense gets the glory. But defense wins the game."

The value of a strong defense has been proven throughout history, and in hockey, your most important defender is the one who stands between the pipes.

If your goaltender can step up and make the big saves when it matters the most, you usually have a good chance to win.

With that being said, here are 12 goaltenders who are in situations where they need to raise their performance to the next level in the 2011-2012 NHL season.

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