Found November 14, 2012 on Blue Seat Blogs:
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Every time the Rangers flash Henrik Lundqvist’s stats on the TV during a game, especially the stat that shows that he’s won 30 games in each season so far, it makes me wonder how long it will be until Lundqvist holds the Rangers record for goaltender wins. Currently, Hank has 252 wins, good for third place all time among Rangers goalies. Next on the list is Eddie Giacomin, who has 266 wins. Assuming there is a season, Hank should pass Eddie within the first two months of the season. Take a step back and think about that for a second. Hank has played seven full seasons, and has one shortened year ahead of him. When the season gets underway, Hank will pass Giacomin in less than eight full seasons. That’s impressive. But we all know that Mike Richter is the record holder for all time Rangers wins as a goaltender with 301 wins. It looks like Hank will break that record next year, even with a shortened season this year. Lundqvist has averaged 36 wins per year over his seven-year career, which is 44% of the 82 game NHL schedule. Assuming that same ratio applied to a 50 game schedule this year, then Lundqvist will win 22 games this season, putting him at 274 total wins. The 2013-2014 season will be a full season, so barring injuries, Lundqvist should get #302 with his 28th win of that season. Naturally this is all assuming there’s a 50 game schedule this year (signs point to a 60 game year), but it goes to show you that Hank just needs to stick to his career average in wins to pass Richter. It seems crazy to think that we can talk about Lundqvist shattering records for the Rangers, but he is on pace to do just that. If he stays healthy, he is a lock for 400 wins, which makes him a lock for the Hall of Fame. Not bad for a seventh round pick. Tweet
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Is Lundqvist Close to Signing With Frolunda?

This pic of his new mask says yes... From DaveArt, the creator of the mask (via Facebook)... "We have the pleasure to present a very special creation… Henrik Lundqvist gave me a call a while ago, he wanted a new mask in case he would start playing for Frölunda during the lockout..." ...you've got to figure it's only a matter of time before Hank...

Could Del Zotto raise his value with a strong showing in Switzerland?

Is Del Zotto ready to cash in? Most players head to Europe during the lockout to keep in game shape. Clearly this is also a concern for Michael Del Zotto who, without an NHL contract, is taking more risk than most as he headed to Switzerland. However, there is another side to this, and that is Del Zotto making the Rangers management team realise how much the young defenseman is worth...

Brad Richards to host hockey clinic to benefit Sandy victims

Brad Richards and several teammates will be hosting two one hour skating clinics at the Staten Island Skate Pavilion on Friday, with all proceeds going to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. Registration the event ends tomorrow, and since space is limited, Richards and St. Joseph by the Sea Vikings Hockey are asking for each participant to donate $75 to the relief effort. The website...

Rangers continue to do the right thing

Will the Rangers be celebrating this summer? Recently, Ryan Lambert suggested that the Edmonton Oilers would be looking to shake things up in the near future and suggested the Rangers as a trading partner. This prompted Dave to look at some possibilities between the two clubs and correctly noted there would need to be a lot of work done to get a deal done. Basically a deal between...

Richards, Rangers set to skate for Staten Island

Just because there are no NHL games on the schedule for the foreseeable future, doesn't mean the New York Rangers aren't getting on the ice. On Friday, many of them will head to Staten Island, in fact, for a charity skate. Center Brad Richards has organized a benefit skate to help in the relief efforts on Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy. Richards, who signed with the...

Rangers giving back to Staten Island

Just because there are no NHL games on the schedule for the foreseeable future, doesn't mean the New York Rangers aren't getting on the ice. On Friday, many of them will head to Staten Island, in fact, for a charity skate. Center Brad Richards has organized a benefit skate to help in the relief efforts on Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy. Richards, who signed with the...

Stepan Doesn't Know Much About His New Team

In an interview with Finnish media, it's pretty obvious Derek Stepan, who's never been to Finland before, knows nothing about his new team KalPa or how he was setup up with the club... "I don't really know how it got hooked up. But someone through my agent, contacted him and we took off from there. Once they were interested, I was interested knowing what kind...

Whale’s Thomas Making Quick Adjustment to AHL Play

By Bob Crawford Although the Connecticut Whale haven’t exactly torn the AHL up in the first month of the season, the club has posted some quality wins, and has given some key development time to several very young, but very important, New York Ranger organizational assets. In addition to first-round picks Chris Kreider (2009) and J.T. Miller (2011), the Whale are also breaking...

Kenny Albert Talks NHL & New York Rangers on Fan Junkies Radio

New York Rangers radio play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert joined Jonathan Ragus and Mike McShane of Fan Junkies Radio on Wednesday, Nov 14th to talk about the Rangers roster and the NHL Lockout. Kenny also talks about the NFL, New York Giants, MLB and more! To listen to the whole interview click here. To listen to [...]

I’m Sick and Tired of…. NHL Edition

Like most NHL fans I am growing more frustrated by the day as this lockout nears the two month mark in duration. At this point the Rangers have missed 13 regular season contests while another nine have been cancelled officially. That’s already more than a quarter of the regular season. Sure, if they suddenly were [...]
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.