After three straight seasons of crowning a clear-cut winner, the Vezina Trophy race is tighter than ever, with the frontrunner seemingly changing every week.

Over the past few seasons, there has tended to be a clear separation between the true Vezina frontrunner and the rest of the pack. And if that separation hasn't appeared at some point in the early season, it's usually easy enough to pinpoint who will take home the hardware as the league's top goaltender by some point shortly after the all-star break.