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ChipAyten 01-07-2012 08:48 PM

Lundqvist's Legacy
 
I pose this question to you all: If Henrik continues on his current pace but never wins a Stanley Cup does he have his number retired by the Rangers? Lets assume his stats remain constant with a gradual decline as he gets older and ultimately retires in his late 30s like most goalies. Annual playoff appearances and a couple of deep runs.

ChipAyten 01-07-2012 08:49 PM

I'd say yes, he's been so memorable it'd be a shame not to.

ecemleafs 01-07-2012 08:49 PM

gilbert never won the cup

NYRantLftyC19 01-07-2012 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChipAyten (Post 42104507)
I pose this question to you all: If Henrik continues on his current pace but never wins a Stanley Cup does he have his number retired by the Rangers? Lets assume his stats remain constant with a gradual decline as he gets older and ultimately retires in his late 30s like most goalies. Annual playoff appearances and a couple of deep runs.

Most wins for goalie in Rangers history, probably 500+, and HOF.... i think he should.

ogie 01-07-2012 08:52 PM

well eddie giacomin never won a cup with the Rangers and he had his number retired. At this pace if Hank plays like 10 years with the Ranger he will own almost all the Rangers goalie records. I would say that would be rafter worthy.

Dorado* 01-07-2012 08:53 PM

I think he has a chance at MVP this year .

Kane One 01-07-2012 08:53 PM

If he keeps this up, I'd vote him into the HOF.

Giglio NYR15 01-07-2012 09:45 PM

I didnt vote, but its a YES if he passed richter for the rangers all time wins, which id say is a given. Esp if we win the cup tho.

Tad Mikowsky 01-07-2012 09:47 PM

I'd love to see him win some hardware before he retires.

Fitzy 01-07-2012 09:48 PM

If he stays past his current contract and shatters every rangers record... (I'd like him to break wins not including shootout wins)

Then yes. Giacomin never won a cup with NYR. Lundqvist will in all likelihood be the best goaltender in the history of an original 6 franchise. That is absolutely worth a number retiring.

DMPD 01-07-2012 09:51 PM

If they win the cup anytime soon he will run away with a ring, Conn Smythe and a Vezina all in the same year.

Even without that, if he is a Rangers lifer or most of his career, I don't see how they could not.

SouthJerseyRanger 01-07-2012 09:52 PM

oh hell yes #30 goes to the rafters

Miller Time NYR 01-07-2012 10:07 PM

#30 will be hanging from the rafters one day without a fraction of a doubt.

Real Four 01-07-2012 10:19 PM

needs a cup 1st

at this point anyway

DM23BK30 01-07-2012 10:20 PM

Giacomin is the greatest goalie in Rangers history as of now simply because he was considered the best or runner up for so many years. Granted the League wasnt as big, but you cant blame Eddie for the league not having 30 teams back then.

Henrik will surpass him one day. I think this year he gets his first of many post-season All Star selections and Vezinas.

Giacomin 01-07-2012 10:29 PM

As someone who saw Giacomin play he is still the best the Rangers have ever had even ahead of Richter but if Lundqvist can win a cup he will be the best I have seen and definitely have #30 retired. If he doesn,t win a cup but plays great for another 5 years I would say yes

Brooklyn Ranger 01-07-2012 10:57 PM

If he doesn't win a Stanley Cup, but retires a Ranger, then yes his number should probably be retired. Otherwise, it depends on how long his career is after he leaves the Rangers and the way he leaves (voluntarily or via trade).

KingWantsCup 01-07-2012 11:10 PM

At this pace? Without a doubt.

Florida Ranger 01-07-2012 11:33 PM

He retires now, he goes up there, in my opinion.

Machinehead 01-07-2012 11:35 PM

He's the greatest goalie to ever wear our jersey, Cup or no Cup, and Richter was my favorite player.

bobbop 01-07-2012 11:43 PM

OK, thanks for playing. Next question...

CHGoalie27 01-07-2012 11:54 PM

He's the best I've ever seen.


1:04 mark is a big part of why, anyone that tried to play goalie surely knows what I'm talking about.

I take him over any goalie ever, I wouldn't stand to see another Ranger wear #30 as long as I live. Up it goes without question!

CHGoalie27 01-07-2012 11:59 PM

He's the best I've ever seen.


1:04 mark is a big part of why, anyone that tried to play goalie surely knows what I'm talking about.

I take him over any goalie ever, I wouldn't stand to see another Ranger wear #30 as long as I live. Up it goes without question!

redfzn 01-08-2012 12:15 AM

Even if Hank does not bring us a cup, God forbid, #30 will be going to the rafters with the other greats.

It's not even a question at this point in his career.

NYR Sting 01-08-2012 12:18 AM

If he stays a Ranger for most/all of his career, he'll go down as arguably the greatest player in franchise history, giving Leetch a good run for his money.


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