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11-29-2008, 03:53 PM
NYR Sting
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I love Mike Richter. Love him. Henrik Lundqvist is a significantly better goaltender. Mike Richter is not a Hall of Famer, but Lundqvist probably will be. Don't you understand that these past three seasons, we never had a great team? The first year was basically an incredible Jagr carrying a mediocre team on his back with Lundqvist's help. The second season the team was sinking ship until they got Avery. Last season, Lundqvist was phenomenal and the team was, again, nothing special.

This season? We have a mediocre team again, a 6th, 7th, or 8th place team being propped up by his ridiculous play. Game after game, they fail to score enough goals to win but almost never cease to break down in front of him. He's had maybe 3 bad games so far, but he's had far more spectacular ones. This team relies on shootouts, and that's all him. It's also why this team will do nothing in the playoffs if they don't change their situation, but for right now, they're piling up points and it's all on him.

If the season ends right now, he gets the Hart Trophy in my eyes. He's dragging this team, on his hands and knees, night after night, into first place. He's losing his grip though, because the anchor is getting heavier and heavier, but they're still up there, and he's responsible.

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