The goalies of the West
I don't have an answer for this one, but I'm curious what knowledgeable hockey fans think of this one: Why, all of a sudden, are all the great up-and-coming goaltenders coming from Western Canada?
Historically, Quebec is this country's goaltending factory (15 of the NHL's 74 current goalies were born there), but with Carey Price and Leland Irving in goal for the world junior club, that makes two years in a row the team's netminding position has been a Western sweep.
Western goaltenders (by birthplace) currently in the NHL:
UPDATE I didn't mention it yet today because I was assuming most readers had seen it, but if you haven't read the Canadian Press piece on Price from earlier today, it's a must.