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05-21-2013, 08:59 AM
Believe In Henke
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I remember 1994 just fine, and I remember Richter being the 3rd biggest piece of that winning puzzle behind Leetch and Messier.

Lundqvist is the most important piece to this organization for the past 8 seasons, and no one else comes close, at all. Hes not going to play perfect, just like Richter didnt play perfectly - despite the romanticized versions of a cup win. The bigger issue is Richter had quite a few guys capable of bailing him out while Lundqvist has nobody.

Playing a defensive system guarantees nothing for goalies, look at Brodeur. As much as we all would love to crucify him for the teams in front of him, he still had to make big saves when it mattered and he did. Just like Hank does. 35, 48, 32 shots faced the last 3 games, yeah, thats some 'defensive shutdown' infront of him.

Fans take him for granted, just like Leetch who was 'not a good leader', remember that one ?

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