Lundqvist and the NHL Playoffs
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04-15-2014, 02:51 PM
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Lundqvist has never beaten a team he wasnt supposed to beat, unless you want to count the Thrashers.
Strange. Lots of mediocre teams with no-name goalies have upset Cup favorites in early rounds.
is the type of thing that will be scrutinized when his playing career is over and we're trying to place him properly among all-time greats. His regular season resume is up there with the best of the best. But he's not going to have a chance to displace guys like Hasek, Roy, Dryden, Brodeur and other Top-10 guys unless he has playoff runs like those goalies did. Roy in '86 and '93. Dryden in '71. Brodeur in '07. Hasek in '99. Those performances carry significant weight in their all-time ranking. And it's not like carrying your team on your back is reserved for only the greatest of them all. Belfour, Cujo, Kolzig stole series. Giguere, Quick, Richter stole series. Cam Ward stole a series.
No doubt Lundqvist is better than those last few guys. The question is whether he's going to do something in the playoffs that puts him on Mt. Vezina.
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