Found January 08, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
Lundqvist
Can the King keep his streak alive? In my humble opinion, despite the absence of a Stanley Cup, Henrik Lundqvist is already the greatest goaltender ever to wear Ranger red white and blue. Likely to reach four hundred career wins with ease (health allowing), a legitimate chance at a Stanley Cup, and numerous additional Vezina’s, there won’t be much the superstar Swede won’t have achieved when all is said and done. His career is already proceeding at an unprecedented pace as a Ranger goaltender. Right now, Lundqvist owns a pretty impressive NHL record. He is the first goaltender to win at least thirty games in seven seasons in a row to begin his NHL career. He’s been extending his own record for a season or two already. Here’s the food for thought: can he continue that impressive streak this year? Do you get a pass (aka an asterix next to your record) because of the shortened season? In the grand scheme of things –should the Rangers go on to win a Cup– no one will care about a personal milestone, especially someone so focussed and intent on success as Lundqvist. However, with Marty Biron likely to see increased time due to the compressed schedule, the season likely being a 48 game sprint to the playoffs, and with the playing field unclear at this stage (which clubs are best prepared, which clubs will get off to better starts, etc) the Lundqvist record could be in jeopardy of coming to an end. One thing is clear, if Lundqvist indeed manages to extend his record, the Rangers will have enjoyed a strong regular season and will have positioned themselves well for the playoffs. We can only hope that the record continues for a little while longer. Tweet
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist takes a shot at BizNasty

Many NHL players were excited over the lockout ending, but this was definitely the funniest interaction that took place.Hahahaha. Bingo @hlundqvist30. You’re the man Hank.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) January 7, 2013Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette is all about the self-deprecating humor so he clearly loved this chirp from Henrik Lundqvist.  The NHL training...

9 Questions As New York Rangers Training Camp Approaches

I don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to read about it. There are plenty of places you can go for your lockout wrap-up information fix, but this article isn’t one of them. Was it stupid? Yes. Am I pissed off? Yes. But you know what? Like most hockey fans I’m moving on, [...]

Lundqvist Arrives at Camp

After missing yesterday's informal practice, Henrik Lundqvist arrived today and discussed the pressures of being a Stanley Cup favorite (via Blueshirts United)... “I think it's going to be important how we handle the pressure we put on ourselves and the pressure we will feel from the outside. We had a great year last year, but we worked really hard for it, so we have...

Forecasting Biron’s role in a lockout shortened season

With pucks set to drop in just a few short weeks, many questions will arise going into an abbreviated training camp. One of the biggest questions about the Rangers roster specifically is, just how much should we expect to see Martin Biron this season? In two full seasons with the Rangers, Martin Biron has played in 17 and 21 games, or 20% and 26% of the season. This year will be...

Wednesday (1/9/13) Headlines

Bergen Record - Henrik Lundqvist ready to work New York Post - Rangers’ Lundqvist amped for run at Cup New York Times - An Official Vote, and an Unofficial One Newsday - Lundqvist: 'I don't feel great out there' Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Analyzing Potential Amnesty Buyouts For The New York Rangers

As the NHL and NHLPA finalize the new CBA it seems a virtual certainty that an amnesty buyout - the ability to buyout a player's contract with no cap penalty - will be part of it. In fact, it is likely that each team will have two at their disposal for the next two summers. So while teams are going to have to wait until the offseason to utilize their amnesty buyout(s), it'...

Andrew Yogan recalled to Connecticut

Connecticut recalled forward Andrew Yogan back to the AHL today, which is a move that was likely made due to Chris Kreider’s impending departure for the NHL. Yogan was originally sent to the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL on November 29 after missing the majority of the season to that point with injuries. In the 15 games since his demotion, Yogan put together a scoring line...

Del Zotto Seeking Contract Worth More Than $3 Million Per

Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that Michael Del Zotto was previously seeking a multiyear deal for more than $3 million a year. Strang adds that  it is not immediately clear if that stance has softened given the time-sensitive situation and Del Zotto's lack of leverage. Here's Del Zotto on getting a deal done... "I'm hoping to get something done as soon...

Kreider, Gilroy at camp as only CT participants, for now

Per Jim Cerny, both Chris Kreider and Matt Gilroy are skating at “camp” today. While Kreider was an expected Whale camp invitee, Gilroy’s status was always a bit up in the air. With his inclusion in camp, two things are assumed: 1) Gilroy will likely get an NHL contract when the league resumes business as usual on Sunday (this could be dependent on how he performs at camp...

Report: Bruins to Open Season Jan. 19 Against Rangers at TD Garden

Get ready for hockey. According to a source of The Boston Globe, the Bruins will open their abbreviated 48-game post-lockout season Jan. 19 against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden. The game is said to be a 7 p.m. start, although that had not been confirmed. Since after that point the Celtics do not have another home game scheduled until Jan. 24, a Jan. 21 game against the Maple...

Gaborik, Kreider Make First Appearance at Camp

Joining the workouts today are @martybiron43, @mgaborik10, @chriskreider and Matt Gilroy — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 9, 2013 Here's the glorious proof of Kreider's camp presence (via NY Rangers)... ...with the way Kreider has played for the Whale this season, I'm assuming he couldn't get to Rangers camp quick enough. ...no shock...

How many points it will take to make the playoffs

Barton Silverman/The New York Times The Ottawa Senators nabbed the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference last season with 92 points in 82 games. That works out to an average of 1.12 points per contest, which equates to roughly 53 points in a lockout-shortened 48-game season. In 2010-2011, 93 points was enough to grant the Blueshirts the final playoff spot, which...

Miller to Take Part in Rangers Camp?

Mitch Beck at The Howlings reports that JT Miller will likely be invited to Rangers camp when it hopefully opens on Sunday. Most reports have indicated that Miller would start the season with the CT Whale. J.T. Miller back in practice with @ctwhale. — Bob Crawford (@HawkCrawford) January 9, 2013 ...if Miller is given a legit shot to make the roster during camp...

Happy to be Back

Well folks, it is finally over. With a new CBA agreement in place, we can now look forward to what should be a very interesting New York Rangers' season. With a shortened season and the Rangers known for being a streaky team, a good start out of the gate could end up leading to something special for the Blueshirts. What's interesting is that after the 1993-94 season...
Rangers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.