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Henrik Lundqvist named to All Star Team

Henrik Lundqvist will be the lone Rangers representative at the 2019 All Star Game this year. Hank was by far the easiest choice to make, as he’s easily been the Rangers’ best player, and arguably the best goaltender in the Metro thus far this season. This will be Hank’s 5th All Star appearance.

Mats Zuccarello was also named as a “last man in” position. I found that to be odd, since Kevin Hayes, Chris Kreider, and Mika Zibanejad were far more deserving.

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  • Kudos to Hank. Zucc is a weird choice but I think this is pretty much a popularity contest so not really a slight to Kreider, Hayes, or Mika. Had to laugh at Kreider’s quote in Brooks’ article yesterday. “Me?” Kreider asked rhetorically. “I never once thought about it. I mean, unless they have a skills competition for guys screening the goalie, I’m not sure what I’d contribute to that.”

    • NYR fans don’t realize how awkward Zucc is going to feel lol. If he was ever to play in one of these than it would have to been around 2016. Where does he even fit in during the skills comp? I love Zucc but his hands aren’t on the same planet as someone like Johnny hockey or Kutz from Washington. Hopefully he’s not just awkwardly sitting on the bench.

        • Matt Hendricks was also amazing at shootouts…. Breakaways> shootouts. It’s not like I’m trying to put him down because I know hands are good but their nothing like Johnny hockey, Keller, McDavid, Karlsson, Kuch, Stamkos, Aho, Barzal, Giroux, Crosby, Kane and Scheifele. Sorry but he’s not on the Patrick Kane level and as of today, I think that guy’s like Marner are more underrated at dishing the puck than him. Luckily half of those names were snubbed and the other half are either doing the hands comp or accuracy comp.

          • Wait.

            So you’re telling me that Mats Zuccarello, who is an excellent hockey player, isn’t as good as generational and/or elite hockey players?

            Again, I’m not sure which mystery will be solved first: The Ice Time/Lineup Thief that haunts David Quinn, or the mystery of why some NHL team hasn’t noticed your @acumen@ talent observation abilities.

          • I was just talking about the “skills” competition which is a silly All-Star exercise that Zucc would excel at. He’s obviously not the best player…

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