The Offseason Thread V: Needs to End Edition
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08-14-2013, 06:23 AM
HOPE & CHANGE
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Henrik discussed his contract at the Swedish Olympic camp
He doesn't want to leave New York. Lundqvist wants to end his career with the Rangers.
We're talking, there's so much I can say. There is no requirement that it should be ready this summer or even when the season begins. I well knew early on that I did not want to put pressure that it would be ready this summer or right now. That's why I said as I said says Henrik Lundqvist.
Previously, the Swedish star always pointed out that he can only imagine playing the New York Rangers, and strive to win the Stanley Cup there. When asked, "Could it be that as the years go by, the goal of winning the Stanley Cup be strörre than striving to win the Stanley Cup with the Rangers," says Henrik Lundqvist, after a long pause:
- It is clear that after eight years in New York and all the support I received from the organization and the fans and how good I feel comfortable, so I find it hard to see me play elsewhere. The challenge becomes even lovelier, you understand how much it meant. A big carrot and we for a discussion clearly.
Actually, he does not want to talk about the negotiations, did not discuss them in the media, do not want it to take focus away from hockey and the club in general. But it is an important time right now.
- Regardless of what happens around it must not affect my game. There is of course a very important part in my career, this contract, there is no denying about. But be shut out if the contract is not clear when the season begins. To focus on the right things.
Negotiations are in the right direction, he says, and he is not averse to end the career of Rangers, with an eight-year contract (the longest possible)
Jeff Gorton said the negotiations will intensify when Lundqvist returns to New York from Sweden. It shouldn't be a hard negotiation. Andrew Gross asked Gorton about the Lundqvist negotiations stretching into the season. Lundqvist couldn't sign an extension until January the last time because he signed a 1 year contract in 2007. Gorton said they haven't had that discussion but it sounded like that isn't the plan.
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