Whether you are an NHL general manager or a fantasy player getting ready for your draft this season, one thing you have to consider when acquiring a goaltender is the team in front of them. It is heavily debated in the stats community just how much of an impact team success has on a goaltender, but there is no denying that a better offensive team will bring a goalie more wins, and a better defensive team lowers a netminder's goals-against average. Importantly, those are two of the three goalie categories in standard ESPN fantasy hockey leagues.
There are also some examples of teams with a history of multiple goalies having success in the save percentage column, which is the third category used in standard leagues. It does not seem to be a coincidence that the Boston Bruins -- the team with Selke Trophy winner Patrice Bergeron and former Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara -- has had three different backup goalies in the past three seasons, and they have posted save percentages of .918, .925 and .920. Likewise, the Chicago Blackhawks' backups have managed a .919 mark in 80 games since 2012-13.
This offseason included a number of goalies switching teams, with several expected to receive the lion's share of starts for their new club. Which of these netminders is primed for a big season? Which of them will disappoint their GMs and fantasy owners?