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Long Live The King Part 3
~ When InGoal Magazine began reflecting on the career of Henrik Lundqvist after he announced his retirement Friday following heart surgery that kept him out of the NHL last season, it was hard to know where to start but clear it would take more than one story. We began where his playing partners all suggested, by celebrating Lundqvist’s ferocious work ethic and dedication to his craft, a great lesson for all goalies that the ones who make it look easy rarely take it easy in practice. In Part 2, we look at Lundqvist’s role in his native Sweden, where he inspired the next generation of goaltenders. Today, we wrap things up with a belated look at how he influenced equipment.
Henrik Lundqvist’s name will always be remembered in the game of hockey, and not just because of his place on the NHL’s all-time win list (he retired in sixth place with 459), or eventual enshrinement into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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