There plenty of stories from the six-team and twelve-team incarnations of the National Hockey League about solid goaltending depth in large part due to how few NHL goaltending jobs were available at the time. But in more recent times, has their every been an organization with as much goaltending depth as the 1998 Montreal Canadiens? There wasn't a lot to cheer about in the late 90's in Montreal, but they managed to accumulate a ton of NHL talent in the organization that year. In the summer of 1998, veteran Andy Moog had just completed his first season in Montreal. Brought in to provide a stable back up and a role model for the Canadiens young starter Jocelyn Thibault, Moog was solid that season posting a winning record and played a large role in Montreal knocking off the Penguins in the first round. However, despite having another year on his contract, Moog retired that June because his family had remained in Dallas when he signed with the Canadiens the previous year and he struggled with the separation and was frustrated that at age 38, he wasn't able to play up to his standard. Moog hung up the pads with 713 games to his credit. You would think this would be a tough loss to the depth chart to lose a veteran you had penciled into your starting lineup, but even with Moog off the team, the Canadiens still had the aforementioned Thibault who had just finished his fifth season in the league and would go on to play 586 NHL games. Vying for the open spot that Moog created on the roster was Jose Theodore who had 17 games under his belt before appearing for the Canadiens - in relief of Moog - in the post season the year before. Theodore would go on to play 648 NHL games in is career which included a Hart Trophy and a Vezina Trophy. Also in the organization was Tomas Vokoun. Vokoun had played one game for the Canadiens in 1996-97 and had spent the entire '97-'98 season backing up Theodore in Fredricton of the American Hockey League. He'd get claimed by Nashville that summer and went to play 700 NHL games. Replacing him in Fredricton (and becoming the starter with Theodore splitting his time between the NHL and the AHL) was 1996 draft pick Mathieu Garon. Garon had a 341 game career split over six teams including seasons as the starter for the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning. That means that, amazingly, in June of 1998, before Moog retired and Vokoun was claimed on waivers, there was a time that the organization had on their goaltending depth chart five net minders that accumulated 2,988 NHL games played.