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Lundqvist Needs A Stanley Cup

from Sean Hartnett of CBS New York,

Despite the talent being evenly spread across the Rangers’ roster, it all comes down to the man wearing No. 30 on his back.

This could the year that Lundqvist breaks free of comparisons to great players in each of the four major sports that never won that elusive title such as Dan Marino, Patrick Ewing, Ted Williams and Marcel Dionne.

It’s easy to forget that Lundqvist won the Gold medal for Sweden at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Lundqvist posted a 5-1 record, while only allowing 12 goals against on the pressured Olympic stage.

We all know what Lundqvist is capable of when he enters that unbeatable zone.

Tears of disappointment could turn to tears of ecstatic joy for Lundqvist when the Stanley Cup playoffs roll around in 2014. It could be the magical season when he silences his critics just like Lebron James did when he transformed his legacy as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012.

This might be the year when “King Henrik” finally earns his crown and looks back fondly at his own storybook season that mirrors that of Richter’s legend-affirming year of 1994.

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pautna's avatar

Until then can we stop calling him king. Because what is he king of? Non-winners? Playoff chokers?

Posted by pautna on 09/05/13 at 05:22 PM ET

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