8) Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers:
Entering his 13th season backstopping the New York Rangers, the 35 year old goalie is coming off another 30+ win season, but major questions remain about whether “The King” still has it. Seeing a decrease in save percentage ( .920 to .910) and an increase in goals against average (2.48 to 2.74), Lundqvist didn’t have his best year between the pipes for the Rangers.
In order to have any chance at replicating the successful season that saw them make the Stanley Cup Finals, the Rangers will likely need Lundqvist to perform better than he has in the past five years. Additionally, it will be interesting to see how many games the Rangers plan on leaning on Lundqvist this year, especially as they won’t have to worry about him suiting up for Sweden during the Olympics in 2018.