Home | Webstore
Latest News: OOTP Update 20.8 - OOTP 20 Available - FHM 6 Available

Offseason Discount! SAVE 50%!


Go Back   OOTP Developments Forums > Blogs > AdamJones113

Rate this Entry

Of Kings and Heirs

Submit "Of Kings and Heirs" to Digg Submit "Of Kings and Heirs" to del.icio.us Submit "Of Kings and Heirs" to StumbleUpon Submit "Of Kings and Heirs" to Google
Posted 10-07-2014 at 02:26 PM by AdamJones113
Updated 10-07-2014 at 02:26 PM by AdamJones113 (Formatting)

Of Kings And Heirs

Is Henrik Lundqvist the King of the NHL?

So often referred to as "King" Henrik, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, is, well the King. But lately, the Empire State's favourite monarch has been less than his royal airs, more like a royal heir.

Lundqvist is the first goalie to record 30+ wins in his 7 straight first seasons (and would have 9 if not for a lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. He's got most of the Rangers' career highs at the back. He's gone the longest without allowing an Olympic goal (172+ minutes). And, arguably most importantly, he's got the longest streak of Game 7 wins, with 5.

Wait, wait, but he's not the guy that's never lost a Game 7? Nope: that's Johnathan Quick, who also happens to be the goalie that beat Lundqvist's Rangers in the most recent Stanley Cup. Quick also won the Cup in 2012, when Los Angeles became the first 8th seed to win. Lundqvist hasn't yet won a Cup. Lundqvist has a 2.28 GAA (Goals Against Average), Quick a 2.25; Lundqvist a .922 SPCT (Save Percentage), Quick a .915. Negligible, and we can assume Quick can paraphrase Patrick Roy (click on this and go to 1:58).

Wait a sec, but didn't both Lundqvist and Quick lose to Carey Price and Team Canada in the Olympics? Yeah, they did, and Price shut both of them out. And he had a .927 SPCT last year, beating Lundqvist by 7 percent and Quick by 12. And Price plays on a team that doesn't have the firepower and defensive ability that Lundqvist's Rangers and Quick's Kings do.

However, if we want to discuss last year, you can't leave out defending Vezina Trophy Winner (Awarded to the best goalie in the League—of the 3 previous only Lundqvist won, in 2012) Tuukka Rask. Rask's short career until this point can be divided into two parts—the back-up part, when he performed adequately as a backup, and the past two years where he had GAA's UNDER 2.00 and a SPCT of .936. Arguably no goalie has been better in the past two seasons.

So it's a throw-up between the current King and the uprisers. Quick has had the most superstardom—and 2 more Stanley Cup rings than all of the other combined. Price has international stardom and some nasty consistency. Rask has the brightest future. But Lundqvist faced criticism in 2011 when he lost 27 games in a row for the second straight year, and he bounced back with a Vezina.

This King's speech isn't quite over.
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1021 Comments 0 Edit Tags Email Blog Entry
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.


Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with the permission of Minor League Baseball. All rights reserved.

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com ) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust

Out of the Park Baseball is a registered trademark of Out of the Park Developments GmbH & Co. KG

Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

Apple, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2018 Out of the Park Developments