Here's Lundqvist on the significance of adding to his record (via Bergen Record)...
“I remember my first year, it was a big deal to reach it, now it’s my seventh year,” Lundqvist said. “It means a lot. It means things are going well and it means I’m playing for a club that gives me the opportunity to play a lot. I want to improve each year. So far, it’s good.”
Before last night's game Marty Brodeur acknowledged that Lundqvist should win the Vezina Trophy this season...
"I haven't looked at the other goalies (in West), but on our side by far I think he should get it."
Brodeur then gave Lundqvist a back-handed compliment by saying Lundqvist has benefitted from the structure the Rangers have put in defensively this season.
...talk about the pot calling the kettle black. 100% of Brodeur's success was due to the Devils trap system in the late 90s and early 2000s. Funny how his game has slipped post lockout. No way he sniffs a Vezina without the trap.
...meanwhile Lundqvist has been a Vezina candidate behind some very poor defenses during his seven year career. Product of the Rangers defensive system? I think not.
best goalie in the leaugue without a doubt! He will win the vezina! It is great to see because he competes so hard!!! Well deserved record too :)
I really wonder how much longer Marty's gonna try to keep playing. His game has been visibly slipping the last two years. I have a lot of respect for him as a goalie (if not as a regular person) and really hope he takes the dignified route and walks away before he becomes a shell of his former self.
But yeah, love that he's a little green around the gills about Hank. Hope to god he finally gets his trophy this year.
@TheNYRBlog Brodeur for years gave his defense and coaches system the benefit.Got to disagree here.Brodeur acknowledged system that made him
@Fleisch14 Only off of you big guy.