Anybody putting Fasth in front of Lundqvist is so stupid that I don't even know where to begin. I've seen a LOT of Fasth, and he is nowhere near Henke. He had a great start in the NHL, so ****ing what? He wasn't even the best goaltender in the Swedish Elitserie when he played over here, and in the 2012 WC he sucked for the most part.
While mostly correct, your avatar clearly shows your bias on the "not even the best in the SEL" part. Fasth got the SEL equivalent of the Vezina two years in a row. Back to the topic, he has nothing on Lundqvist. Melrose is trolling.
Went back a few pages to see if we had one, apparently not.
.924% and 2.15GAA coming down the final stretch along with 16 wins, 3 behind Backstrom with 19 and a very consistent year giving his team a chance to win almost every night with his 2.15GAA. While there are great candidates for the Vezina, Henrik has recovered nicely into usual form.
Hank has taken some flak from some fans this season. It's usually the goalie who gets the blame for a struggling team and this team has struggled mightily. He's had some weak games - or more of a couple of weak goals, but that's nothing unexpected, no player has a perfect season. The margins for error are so extremely small, it is bound to happen once and then.
Overall, Hank has been Hank, as always. His fundamentals are so good, he's so athletic, he's a goalie veteran and he always competes so hard; he never accepts a loss. That means you'll always know what you can expect and receive from the guy in the net.
He's been our best player, as always, if you ask me. He brings a level of consistency no other player on this team can match and that includes Nash. And yeah, he throws out a highlight reel save every once and then, this season has been no exception.
I thought last night was his best chance at a shutout, although he has himself to blame for kicking the rebound right to Dupuis even though it was a knuckle puck. Otherwise he had great rebound control but didn't have to play over his head like he usually does to keep the team in the game this season.
Hank absolutely spoiled us last season. He's having a fantastic year and I'd wager most of the fanbase wouldn't say that Hank has carried us this season when they have last year still fresh in the mind.
I really hope he can play at this level for another 5+ years. Love Hank. What a treat to watch him play in Ranger blue.