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05-27-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
For now, we have to see Lundqvist do more in the postseason. Yeah, I know, he did pretty good against Boston in general, but if a goalie is playing 15 years in the NHL there has to be a time when a true HHOFer can take his team on his back - even just once. It doesn't have to be the Cup, but even a Cup final. If J-S Giguere took his team on his back in 2003 - with minimal support - you'd like to see the truly best ones do it. Other than that, Lundqvist would have to just continue to rack up Vezina nominations. Because as of right now the proof you need to see how hard goalies are judged is in just how many people still scoff at the idea of Luongo ever getting in. He has two 2nd team all-stars, an Olympic Gold, A world Cup, finishing as high as 2nd in Hart trophy voting, took his team to Game 7 of the final in a Smythe worthy run and most people on here STILL don't think he will even finish his career as a HHOFer. So where does that leave Lundqvist?

Goalies are judged tough, but to the HHOF's credit, this is one position they have stayed consistent with.
I think most rangers can agree he had his team on his back last year and it took them to the ECF. 1.82 GAA over 20 games is pretty good.

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