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05-07-2007, 09:35 AM
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Wow. Well Avery wasn't kidding whenhe said that Hank was going to be a 'very rich man.' At the same time, I can't really complain. I don't like players signing contracts to a longer term, but with the way he's played/carried this team this season and last season he should be the exception. It takes him right into his prime at 32 years of age....DO IT!!

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05-07-2007, 09:53 AM
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i am one happy man today.. he is our young goalie superstar. one of the most liked guys in league also

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I am confused did he accept this contract? This contract doesn't bother me at all if its for 7 years at 4.5 per. I think thats a reasonable amount for an elite goalie, and henrik has been that his first two years. Plus he will still only be 32 when the contract ends.

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I am confused did he accept this contract? This contract doesn't bother me at all if its for 7 years at 4.5 per. I think thats a reasonable amount for an elite goalie, and henrik has been that his first two years. Plus he will still only be 32 when the contract ends.

Nothing is 100% yet. Henrik did say that he really enjoy playing/living in New York

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I am confused did he accept this contract? This contract doesn't bother me at all if its for 7 years at 4.5 per. I think thats a reasonable amount for an elite goalie, and henrik has been that his first two years. Plus he will still only be 32 when the contract ends.
No, Lundqvist hasn't even had a proposal yet, this is just the rumour what the Rangers will offer him.

But, considering this contract proposal feels very reasonable for both parts, I wouldn't be surprised at all if this is what it will come down to.

Lundqvist secures his future and so do the Rangers with the added chance of a discount when Lundqvist enters his prime. When Henke has played a couple of seasons in NHL, I think he'll be a real beast. He's virtually unbeatable down low (where statistically most goals are scored), he just has to work on challenging the shooter and prepare himself more for the high shots. Some stickhandling practice would also do good.

If he and Allaire can find a way to still be unbeatable down low and snag most of the high shots, he will give a real headache to practically any shooter in the league. Part of the solution I think is being more patient before going down in the butterfly "eat all low pucks" stance. If he can get the experience to wait that extra half second and still be as solid down low, we have ourselves a Vezina goaltender.


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05-07-2007, 10:48 AM
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05-07-2007, 11:05 AM
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I agree pay the man. And 4.5 mil for 7 years isn't bad at all. We've got to pay him above what Miller, Kiprusoff etc. are getting because I don't want even think about losing him 2 years or so from now if and when he hits UFA status. If he continues as he has or even gets better that 4.5 mil is going to be way low to get his name on a contract then. This is the most important player we have right now and at the most critical position.

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Not bad at all...

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I am confused did he accept this contract? This contract doesn't bother me at all if its for 7 years at 4.5 per. I think thats a reasonable amount for an elite goalie, and henrik has been that his first two years. Plus he will still only be 32 when the contract ends.
It's reported as 'according to source with insight in Rangers business', by a Swedish tabloid, not directly known to bother about facts (as if any tab ever is).

But for once the facts seems reasonable.

Take it for what it is, a rumour.

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I'd line up to sign this deal if I were the Rangers. Lundqvist is incredible and he could get much more as a UFA.

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I'd line up to sign this deal if I were the Rangers. Lundqvist is incredible and he could get much more as a UFA.
Absolutely. While he may "only" be worth 4.5 mil today, that's going to be an absolute steal in 2 years...and he'll still have 5 years left on the deal. Lock him up.

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7 @ 4.5 is obviously an attempt to get an avg/yr discount by adding more years. considering hes what...25? 26? thats not bad at all, expires when hes 32, 33....

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Great deal if it happens, 7 years is a long time, but the average salary per year offsets that, and he would easily get 6+ mil if he hit UFA in 2 years... so we're saving a great deal and any worries about not having our guy in net the next few years

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Thanks for the rundown, RangerBoy, it's good to have everything in perspective (and even better not to have to do the research myself ).

I don't think this contract is unreasonable at all -- a bit long perhaps, but even that is still within the realm of reason. I don't think it changes much with regard to Montoya, either, because the contract doesn't make Lundqvist untradeable if it ever does come down to a goalie war. Montoya has always been in the position of having to fight Lundqvist for his spot and the Rangers have always been in the position where they would be willing to move Montoya for the right offer.

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Great deal if it happens, 7 years is a long time, but the average salary per year offsets that, and he would easily get 6+ mil if he hit UFA in 2 years... so we're saving a great deal and any worries about not having our guy in net the next few years
yeah, I'd actually like to go longer

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05-07-2007, 02:10 PM
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7 @ 4.5 is obviously an attempt to get an avg/yr discount by adding more years. considering hes what...25? 26? thats not bad at all, expires when hes 32, 33....
Also, an important thing to note, while it might not seem like much, is that Henrik is a YOUNG 25. He just turned it, so you can pretty much add an extra 6 months or so to his prime.

The great thing about Henrik is that he is all about positioning. As a goalie, the first thing you lose as you age is your reflexes (Hasek exception). This will be of little concern for Henrik because his game is based around positioning. As long as he doesn't get hurt, I could see him being a vezina candidate all the way up to 36-37 years old.

4.5 for 7 is a steal. Especially if the cap gradually goes up like it hopefully will, this will *probably* be a deal we will all be very pleased with. There is no way anyone can tell me that Luongo is worth 2 mill+ more than Henrik is. There is no way you can tell me Nabakov, Turco. I don't care if we have to chain him to a wall. Do NOT let Henrik even go near another team before we sign him.

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Once we get Lundqvist signed, Im hoping Avery gets a 5 year deal. Avery just turned 27, so by the time he is 32, hopefully Callahan Dubinsky and Korpikoski should take over and get full minutes, that would be a great line

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Once we get Lundqvist signed, Im hoping Avery gets a 5 year deal. Avery just turned 27, so by the time he is 32, hopefully Callahan Dubinsky and Korpikoski should take over and get full minutes, that would be a great line
5 years for Avery? Yikes.

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Avery should get 3 years at most. Unless you're a franchise player (Lundqvist, Staal) then you shouldn't be getting more than 3 years

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I think this would be an awesome deal. I hope it happens.

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Not to go OT but I don't think you sign Avery for more then two. Just an opinion.

The Henrik deal? Hope it's true! That guy should never wear another sweater.

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I would love that contract for Lundqvist. 4.5 is a good number for a top 5 goalie in the NHL who could move into a top 2 goalie in a few years.

Sign it Hank!

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All i really have to say is, good bye Montoya. what a waste of a pick.

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I'd be for that contract, but it's not happening.

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You know what they say, never trust what you read in a Swedish newspaper. Actually, I don’t know if anyone says that. But I guess I’m saying it now, because according to Henrik Lundqvist’s agent Don Meehan, the two sides haven’t even spoken about a new contract for the goalie, let alone agree to terms.

“I would assume that we will once the season is over,” Meehan said. “But I haven’t even talked to the Rangers.”

Of course, seeing how Meehan was at Game 5 last week in Buffalo, the definiton of “not talking” is open for interpretation. But right now, Meehan is saying there is no truth to the report posted below.
http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/

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All i really have to say is, good bye Montoya. what a waste of a pick.
Lets wait to see what we get back from him if and when he is traded...it's not like hes a bust by any means..he is still a top 3 goalie prospect in the world and will fetch a nice return in a trade.

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