NHL Free Agency 2010: Goaltender Roulette, Who’s Going Where?

By now, we've all seen the lists of free agent goaltenders looking for a new contract/team on July 1st.

For those that haven't, here is the top 10 list according to Puck Daddy on Yahoo! Sports in an article posted on Tuesday :

1. Evgeni Nabokov
2. Chris Mason
3. Marty Turco
4. Jose Theodore
5. Dan Ellis (rights traded to Montreal)
6. Antero Nittymaki
7. Marty Biron
8. Michael Leighton (re-signed with Philadelphia)
9. Johan Hedberg
10. Patrick Lalime

For a single free agency period, this list is unusually heavy on experienced NHL starters that still have some years left in their NHL career.

In addition, there are a few names being thrown around that while are under contract, might change sweaters as well. Tim Thomas is the big one, since he won the Vezina trophy just 377 days ago and is no longer holding down the starting job for his club, losing it to a younger, cheaper, and if we're being brutally honest, better, goalie.

The name Christobal Huet rings a bell as well, but he has less credentials and a more expensive, albeit shorter, contract. So, we'll say he's in the inflatable raft next to Thomas's dingy.

To make things more relative to this website, some may have heard Jonathan Quick's name floating around this arena as well. It's odd to think that the aforementioned scenarios with Thomas and Huet could be possible for a netminder aged 24 and coming off a 39 win season. However, an argument could be made that the younger (21) Jonathan Bernier may be better and may be ready to take the reins in Los Angeles. This assumption is perhaps what caused the various "Quick for Scott Hartnell" (with some variations) rumors around the time of the NHL draft last Friday.

Let's take a look at which teams might be looking to add some help at the goalie position, either with a starter or a backup:

San Jose

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