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NHL All-Star Game: Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist Snubbed

Jeremy KaufmanSenior Analyst IJanuary 23, 2008

NHL fans got this one wrong, very wrong.

After glancing at the players that were selected to this year’s NHL All- Star Game, I was shocked and dismayed to see that New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was not on the list.

Instead, I noticed another, much less deserving name in his place: New York Islanders’ Rick DiPietro.

There is no way that DiPietro should hold that spot over Lundqvist, and in case it wasn’t obvious already, I’m going show you why.

First, you can look at the stats:

Henrik Lundqvist

GAA: 2.33
Wins: 21
Shutouts: 7

Rick DiPietro

GAA: 2.54
Wins: 19
Shutouts: 2

Let’s be real. Lundqvist beats DiPietro in every statistical category. Plus, he means much more to his team.

All of the Rangers success this year has fallen on Lundqvist. In fact, many would even argue that he is in contention for the MVP award this year.

And yet, he can’t even be one of the six goalies to appear in the All-Star Game?

That’s ridiculous. I’d like to see anyone try to argue with this one.

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