NHL Predictions: Ray Emery and 5 Backup Goalies That Could Steal Starting Jobs

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NHL Predictions: Ray Emery and 5 Backup Goalies That Could Steal Starting Jobs
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Few things get fans and media pundits wound up like a goaltending controversy.  The circumstances are predictable—the results are anything but.

We've seen it time and time again.  The situation in Chicago last season is an outstanding example.  The Blackhawks went into the season with Corey Crawford backing up the newly signed Marty Turco.  Turco was heralded as the veteran answer to Antti Niemi's departure for San Jose.

But that isn't what happened.  Crawford seized the starting job as Turco struggled out of the gate and never looked back.  He started 57 games, winning 33 of them.

Here are six goaltenders that could "pull a Crawford" and end up winning the starting job for their respective squads.

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