8 years will bring him right to age 40. I'm sure it will get done.
I agree. For anyone that is thinking Lundqvist's comments of "...we'll see" are him saying he may not sign an extension. It is probably more like his agent told him to play it like that so that he can make more money playing for NYR. Henk LOVE New York, he LOVES the Rangers organization, and he has a wife and a child. He wants to be in New York. He takes a lot of pride in being a Ranger! He wants to be here for as long as he can.
Hank would get 12m on the open market. Only Sid and Malkin would get more.
If he signs for 7m, that is 5m yearly he gives up.
Some people think you can double the amount of talent we had on the roster this season, it is the opposite. It's very rare that a team can have the depth and top talent.
The diffrence is that other teams find ways to get something from cheaper players, but we don't...
People in NY will look for scapegoats. "It was Nash/Hank/Zuccs fault!"
It's always the same thing in NY. We never try do something better than others. Think succes will be given to us. Despite not having put in the work, when we fail it's one or two or three players fault. JJ was hanged after every season in NY. He carried a worthless team by himself to the POs. What did Nash do? On many nights it was him against the other team...
I'm as big of a Hank homer there is but Ive never understood the "poor Hank" crowd either. Not everyone can play for the Penguins. Lots of great players had to retire without a cup.
Exactly. I don't really see where he would go and make that team a Cup contender, anyway.
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I don't think it's smart to re-up Henrik for 8 or so years. The Rangers, for the most part of his career besides the 11-12 anomaly, have been a fringe playoff team. He is the reason they are the difference between a lottery caliber and mediocre playoff seeding team. To me, I don't want to see 8 years of constant mediocre seeding teams. I feel the Rangers will need to do a proper rebuild to build a true contender and I can't see that happening with Henrik's sheer dominance to put teams on his back. Preferably, trade him to opposite conferences this upcoming TDD so he'll be enticed to sign with a team outside the conference.
I'd bet he stays. I know most people disagree with me, but I really don't think he was that lights-out this post season. He was great at times and insanely absent minded at others. It's not like he put on a clinic the entire time and got let down. Also, with the kind of cap hit that he commands, there's likely not room for him on a team that is so deep that a cup is all but guaranteed.