Henrik Lundquist deserves to be the Rangers’ play-off starter

I don’t know if Henrik Lundkvist will be able to reclaim Net’s number one job from Igor Shestarkin (and if so) at the end of next month or at some point in early July.

But I do know that David Quinn and the coaching staff would be wrong to enter the camp with the mind closed in mid-March after hitting the NHL break button due to concerns about the coronavirus.

I also know that wearing a blue shirt will make time for meaningful games and compete against The King, Shesterkin and Alex Georgiev, who have become almost final shots.

And to compete in the top five qualifiers against his cousins ​​from Carolina, this candy cane who voted against the NHL’s 24-to-two play format because, in the words of player representative Jordan Martinuk, “our adversity is kind of limited.”

Of course he plays against Lundquist.

So playing against the Rangers.

Let’s set the stage a bit before giving details on Canuck’s historic dominance of the Landquist.

‘Cannes played two games more than a jacket and a blue shirt, one less than the Islanders and an equal number of matches in the Pudy Test. If the league had taken a break a week ago, Carolina would have been in ninth place. Yes, that’s right.

Let’s skip the 33-12-1 mark against Carolina in Landquist’s lifetime, through which he recorded 999 save percent and 2.00 GAA when he was young and played for the majority of the candidates. Instead, let’s focus on Sweden’s work against Cannes over the last two seasons, playing behind the new, restructured squad.

Last season: 2-1 with a .964 save pct. And 1.34 GAA.

This season: 3-0 with a .947 save pct. And 2.33 GAA.

Thus, at the ages of 36 and 37 (before his 2nd March, 2020, 38th birthday): 5-1 with .955 save PCT. And 1.84 GAA.

Lundquist has stolen games from Hurricanes in the last two seasons. That’s what he did.

This season’s Nov-November, Rangers Rally 4 Rangers-1. Outsourced, tried five-by-799-33 for a chair rating of 26.97 and still won 4-2.

On Nov. 2, in the Garden, the Renners were 43-25 outs, attempting five-sixes at 60-7 by and winning 3-2.

And a month later, on December 2 at MSG, the Rangers won 42-24, 33-30 with five attempts in the out-five and won 5-3.

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The Blue Shirts won a four-match series in Carolina on February 21, beating the Rankers home team 3 36-29 in a 5-2 victory over Shesterkin in the net, and also tried to die in five matches. -Five.

Now, ‘Cans throw the jack from anywhere and at any time in the offensive zone. Their Pakistani hegemony in the three games against Lundkvist – which represents the Bluesiers’ seven worst corset scores – is not entirely a coincidence in Sweden’s growing austerity to overcome rebounds and its weakness. Those are certainly considerations for Quinn.

However, it does not matter that Lundquist had just played the final eight weeks of the season. Rust is not an issue. How he plays in training camp matters only Sisterkin and how Georgie plays in camp matters only to them.

You have to climb the mountains before any of these become a reality. Viruses and NHL or NHLPA are not under control. There is a heavy lift in negotiations with league and union highway rules where players will be largely isolated; Rules for engaging in ice; And how CBA-related issues have to deal with the players ’huge escrow understanding, which we’ve been told, will be reduced by seven percent if the tournament is played perfectly.

But if the league can go from here to there, the Rangers will decide, and the most important criticism is the identity of the starting netminer. Shesterkin, who has taken a break in Florida, will enter as he arrives, and that’s fine. However, there are descendants of Lundquist who took skating and shots in Sweden. He is a claimant of opportunity.

This is not a myth. It may not be the end of the story book that I actually made difficult about a few weeks ago. But the Rangers would be wrong not to turn the camp into an open competition for the No. 1 job.

And Game 1 starts against Candy Cane.

About the author: Dale Freeman

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