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11-17-2004, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 007
Ludqvist has a mountain of talent, that is for sure, but there remains the possibility that it won't translate to the NHL. If he can translate his game to the NHL, then there's no-one on that list who's name isn't Kari whom I'd take over him.
That potential alone should've put him in the top 50. I dont think that just because he has yet to pass that "great hurdle" of adjusting to the North American ice (which IMO is overblown anyway), he should automatically be excluded from the top 50. Or maybe the people who made up the list are just wary of Swedish goalies because very few have lived up to their hype lately (Salo, Tellqvist, etc.). I dont know. But if that were to be true, its ridiculous since players should be judged by their abilities and work ethic, not their nationalities.

Either way, I agree with you...When Lundqvist comes over and proves all these people wrong and becomes an elite goaltender for the Rangers, it'll feel so much better knowing that so many people doubted him.

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