Nobody can EVER compare Henrik to Lebron James. Lebron was a superstar before he even graduated high school. Henrik wasn't even drafted in the first round! He came out of nowhere and became an elite goaltender his first season. Lebron proclaimed HIMSELF as King James. The NY media called Hank "King". Totally different. Lebron's competitiveness has been questioned. Hanks has NEVER been questioned.
Please don't even mention the two in the same sentence.
I remember that one of the swedish tabloids NHL-blogger mentioned that Lundqvist tricked a teammate of his to call him "Kungen" - which means "The King" in swedish - quite many years ago and he kept calling him that so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the origin of the nickname.
Originally Posted by Tulip
Larry Brooks started it in a column in october 2005, Rangers fans adopted it during that season.