Mike Richter or Henrik Lundqvist
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02-13-2012, 12:17 PM
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So far this season, Biron has played almost exclusively against teams out of the playoff picture, or mediocre teams like FLA, WSH, and TOR. San Jose is the only very good team he has played against all season. In 1993-94, Glenn Healy appeared in games against a variety of opponents, including some of the top teams in the league. It's pretty silly to compare the numbers between 1993-94 and this season. We know that both goaltenders have been successful anytime they've been surrounded by talent. For Lundqvist, that hasn't been very often, but you see the results this season, or at the Olympics.
When you consider what both netminders have done when not surrounded by very much, however, the picture becomes a little bit clearer.
Henrik Lundqvist is going to be a Hall of Famer. From the day he's come into the league, he's been the most consistently strong goaltender in the league. Some have had better singular seasons, but he's been up there every single season. You don't have greatness without consistency. It's very likely that he wins multiple Vezina trophies in his career, and it's not his fault that he's been playing for **** teams that he had to drag into the playoffs on his back for his entire career prior to this season.
Hank is not a hall of famer on what he has done so far in his career.
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