Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski said the following about Lundqvist. “It paints to me as a Devils fan to acknowledge that Martin Brodeur is an average goaltender in 2011 and the Henrik Lundqvist is and has been the best goalie near the Hudson. But there you go.”
So far this season, The King has posted a 10-4-3 record with a 2.01 GAA and a .933 save percentage behind what some called a very spotty defense with the absence of Marc Staal. Wyshynski, to his credit, did say the blueline of the Rangers is “one of the most underrated defense corps in the NHL (when healthy).”
He called Lundqvist the “backbone” of the Rangers, which is definitely an understatement. Wyshynski, though, did point out what he thought was the knock against Lundqvist, which has been his playoff performance. At 15-20, Lundqvist has posted just a .909 save percentage, though many of those losses have been in very tight games due to mostly anemic offenses.
Lundqvist currently ranks No. 56 all-time with 223 wins, still just 29-years-old.
Can’t really argue with the list. Obviously as a Ranger fan, I’m a bit biased. If I’m starting a team from scratch right now, I’m taking Lundqvist over Thomas. But Thomas has the ring, and Lundqvist doesn’t.