The pursuit of a championship is the toughest road a professional athlete faces. Often, it’s an unfair one. Why should an individual be judged by team accomplishments? Perhaps no position in the NHL is cursed by this more than goaltenders. Especially elite ones like Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

He also has the curse of having the nickname “King Henrik”. Look at LeBron James. He got blasted on a daily basis for having the nickname “King James” before finally leading the Miami Heat to an NBA title. It has always been an appropriate nickname for LeBron, as he is the best player since Michael Jordan. Likewise, King Henrik deserves his because he reigns over his peers.

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