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01-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Not really. Richter was hurt and when he did play, he wasn't able to drag those horrible teams to the playoffs. His team success is relative to the years that he had a great team in front of him. I don't think Lundqvist has ever had a great team in front of him.

And no, I don't think Lundqvist is great either, but if his next 7 years look anything like his first 8, he will be. The cup has nothing to do with it.
My premise is that, like Lundqvist, Richter was a damn good goalie for his time. Richter had some issues at the end of the 90's and finally his skull fracture after 2002, he had always been quite durable aside from that.

Lundqvist has had a couple of pretty darn good teams in front of him and when he hasn't he's had a very tight defensive team in front of him. That's helped, obviously.

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