Distinguishing levels of greatness among all-time elite goaltenders in NHL history is no easy task. While longevity and Stanley Cup championships hold the most meaning to some, the ability of a net minder to stand on his head and carry an above average team holds greater impact for others. What about pure dominance at the position over a short period of time, era in which they played, or helping to revolutionize the sport of hockey altogether? Each of these factors hold significant weight.
Arguably one of the most difficult and important positions in all of sports, here is a look at ten netminders worthy of top 10 recognition.