Ranking the league's best netminders 

March, 29, 2010

Here's a Monday 10 that's sure to tick you off ... maybe. It's my top 10 list of goaltenders. This list is based on their current playing status and does not consider their performance in past seasons.

Simply, I'm ranking them as I see them during the 2009-10 season. Also, for the record, I did not include any goaltender that has yet to play 45 games. I'm pulling on my mask and pads to get ready for your shots at me. Fire away!

1. Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix Coyotes: It was unbelievably tight between No.'s 1 and 2. If you want Miller here, I can't disagree.

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.