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Breaking: Wild star named most disappointing athlete of 2017.

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Every year Yard Barker produces it's list of the most disappointing athletes of the year, and this time around two of the National Hockey League's most recognizable names have made the list. 

First up on the list is New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and to be honest this one may have been a little premature. While it's true that both at the end of last season and the start of this season Lundqvist showed signs of struggle, he has started to turn things around for himself this season.

Lundqvist has appeared in 29 games for the Rangers at this point and boasts a .920 save percentage as well as a 2.59 goals against average. Not the best numbers in the league but certainly numbers that make calling him the "most disappointing athlete" of the year a little dubious.

Unfortunately for fans of the Minnesota Wild their second selection appears to be right on the money, with Wild star Zach Parise being the second representative from the NHL to make the list.

Parise's seemingly never-ending string of back issues carried into 2017 and resulted in him having another shortened season during the 2016-2017 campaign. 

This season hasn't been any better as his back problems have kept him off the ice for all of the 2017-2018 season so far. Parise signed a massive contract when he joined the Wild, a deal he has quite frankly never lived up to at any point during his tenure with the team, and that makes things all that much more disappointing. Unlike Lundqvist we feel he firmly belongs on this list. 

What do you think of the two nominees from the NHL?