5 Biggest Reasons New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist Is a Hall-of-Fame Goaltender

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5 Biggest Reasons New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist Is a Hall-of-Fame Goaltender
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"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." From Henry IV, Part II by William Shakespeare (1597)

A person with great responsibilities from the classic 16th century play, King Henry was constantly tormented by issues which included strained family relationships and the possibility of a rebellion against his throne.

In the 21st century, King Henrik has no such problems.

Henrik Lundqvist, the man who rules the crease for the New York Rangers, is in the midst of a truly quintessential career. A franchise netminder with all-world ability, he just happens to be the backbone of a team with its sights set firmly on Lord Stanley's Cup. 

But is it too early to proclaim the Blueshirts' royal goaltender great enough to stand amongst the NHL elite?

Is it too early to say that he will ultimately earn his rightly place in the Hall of Fame?

The short answer is no.

Lundqvist is from Are, Sweden, a far-away town that's just 220 miles south of the Arctic Circle. But every season, he's getting closer and closer to hockey immortality. 

Read on to find out the five biggest reasons why.

 

Please Note

Famous quotes from Henry IV, Part II, some of which you may be familiar with, are key components of this article.

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