Biggest Concern Next Season: Goaltending

Posted: 11th June 2010 by Matthew Calamia in NHL
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Since the lockout, Henrik Lundqvist has been the backbone of the New York Rangers, and main ingredient into their semi-resurgence since 2006. He's the first goaltender in NHL history to record 30-plus wins in his first five seasons. He led Sweeden to a Gold Medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He's done it all, except get past the second-round in the playoffs. A big reason is the Rangers' inability to give Lundqvist substantial rest down the stretch. Each year, the Rangers seem to have to win every game after Valentine's Day to make the playoffs, and thus must rely on The King to play 95 percent of those games.  Having a bonafide backup with NHL experience to step in and play 20 games for the Rangers will do wonders for not only Lundqvist once the playoffs come, it will also take pressu ...

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