Sorry to have been so distant guys, but graduating from college and all took up a ton of time. Consider this my rising from the dead. Welcome me back! Anyway let’s get on to the easiest player review of them all: Henrik Lundqvist.
What We Liked: Uh, everything. While some might deem that Lundqvist had an off year, I truly feel that this was the best year of his career. His GAA was an astounding 2.38, and his save percentage was a brilliant .921—which is unbelievable when you consider the fact that he had Wade Redden, Michal Rozsival and two rookies in Matt Gilroy and Michael Del Zotto defending his crease. And while his 35 wins was the lowest total since his 30 win rookie season, try to remember just how many 2-1 or 1-0 games the Rangers lost this year. On a better team Lundqvist wins well over 40 games this year easy. Regardless, enough of me telling you all about the guy I think is the best goaltender in the league. You all know what statement is coming next: "this team goes where Hank (or any other variation of nickname for Lundqvist) goes." And that stamen holds true even now.
What We Didn’t like: I can honestly say that there isn’t anything to put in this category. He does go through one or two stretches every season where he is pretty bad, but aside from those three or four games he is top-flight. And in the end, what goalies don’t have an off game here or there? That’s really it.
Highlight Game: Does 90% of them count?
Final Thoughts: Like I said before " this team goes where Lundqvist goes." He is signed for the next four years, and barring him asking for a trade he will be a career New York Ranger. Although we said that about Brian Leetch as well
#30 / Goalie / New York Rangers
Mar 02, 1982