Rangers Report Card: Henrik Lundqvist

May 13th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

One of the things that professional athletes,  particularly hockey players, are often chastised for is the vague, empty nature with which they answer questions from the press. It’s not uncommon for players to refrain from being honest in an effort to spare the feelings of their teammates or coaches. Sometimes, however, an athlete’s facial expression can reveal emotions and feelings that they may not feel comfortable enough to put into words.

Emotions such as frustration. Irritation. Sheer disgust.

These are the type of things that come to mind during many post-game interviews with New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The ever-increasing number of frowns strewn across the face of the star Swede following Ranger losses seems to correspond directly to the decreasing support that the Rangers have been providing for the backbone of their franchise.

Lundqvist finished the 2009-10 season by appearing in a career-high 73 games, while winning 35 contests (his fifth-consecutive 30-win season) with a goals against average of 2.38, and a save percentage of .921. For the first time in his NHL career, how ...

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