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King of the West, New Starters in the East

Even after making the US Olympic team and having a phenomenal breakout season last year, many experts believed that Bernier would take the King's throne. This video is a bit old, but it's why Jon Quick is making the headlines (and not Bernier). Quick has been nothing but consistent in the last two years and has earned a rightful spot at the top of the league. He's great on his recovery and still manages to keep (what I like to call) a controlled sprawl. When he moves across the crease in a desperation save, he still keeps his gloves out, weight going forward and has his eyes on the puck. Awesome form. And on top of that, he's got a young, energetic team in front of him that believes they can win it all.

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While the West has remained fairly consistent in net as compared with last year, the Eastern Conference has had a great deal of goalie shakeups. Thomas is starting over Rask, Brodeur is first in the league in most loses, Miller is barely .500, and Carey Price's performance may salvage Bob Gainey's reputation (although Halak is playing so well that keeping him would have been good as well). Price might be the most interesting storyline so far. After nearly three years of opportunities, he is showing consistency on a monthly basis. Keep a close eye on him as the season progresses. Montreal is infamous (in the last few seasons) of being a streaky team. Is this the year that return to the feared dynasty of past? Maybe not, but it's still a step in the right direction.