Henrik Lundqvist Worried Because Nobody’s Taken a Pretty Picture of Him in Months

"I don't need to stop pucks. Pucks stop me," Lundqvist said.

“I don’t need to stop pucks. Pucks stop me,” Lundqvist said.

For many people, the NHL lockout has caused hardships. From fans deprived of their favorite game to concession workers who are losing income, the lockout has had severe effects. But for New York Rangers’ goalie Henrik Lundqvist, the lockout effects have been the most severe.

“I’m used to people taking professional model photos of me,” Lundqvist said. “But I haven’t had a photo shoot in months. Do you know what that’s like? It’s hard, man. It’s really hard.”

The Vezina trophy-winning netminder added: “It’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore. How can I know if I don’t know I’m beautiful?”

Lundqvist in happier times.

Lundqvist in happier times.

With the NHL not in session, photos of hockey players, no matter how ruggedly handsome, have not been in demand in fashion magazines or anywhere else. This has caused Lundqvist severe trauma, according to his psychiatrist, Dr. Francois Rubenstein.

“When you are as handsome as Henrik is, being in glossy photo shoots is a necessity of survival,” Dr. Rubenstein said. “The gloss and the glimmer is like Henrik’s oxygen.”

Lundqvist nodded in agreement.

“If a man is beautiful and nobody sees him, is he really beautiful?” Lundqvist said.

Lundqvist is praised by photographers for his uncanny ability to look "rugged."

Lundqvist is praised by photographers for his uncanny ability to look “rugged.”

But despite Lundqvist’s need for “oxygen,” the gold medal-winner was without the flash of a camera to document his physical appearance.

“I just don’t know what to do,” Lundqvist said as he walked through the streets of New York City, alone and unseen.

But according to witnesses, Lundqvist saw a flash come from a window on the 28th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper.

Lundqvist immediately ran into the building and up the stairs – all 28 flights – and found where the flash came from.

“I was in my home testing out my new camera, when all of a sudden I hear a pounding on my door,” said Frank Moos, 47, the resident of the apartment that Lundqvist attacked. “The guy was yelling strange things like, ‘Let me in! I must be seen!’ Things like that. It was crazy.”

At that point, Lundqvist broke Moos’ door down and demanded that pictures be taken of him.

“Point that thing at me right now!” Lundqvist said. “And shoot.”

Moos did as told. After one hour of continuous shooting, Moos’ camera battery was about to die.

“Don’t stop,” Lundqvist said. “Don’t stop.”

“I couldn’t stop,” Moos said. “Who knows what the guy would have done?”

Lundqvist is currently keeping Moos hostage in his own apartment and forcing him to take pictures. Moss has been continuously taking pictures of Lundqvist without breaking for several days.

"I make the pucks hard," Lundqvist said.

“I make the pucks hard,” Lundqvist said.

“It must be done,” Lundqvist said. “For humanity.”

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