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Henrik Lundqvist Deserves One Last Shot

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

I don’t know whether Henrik Lundqvist can reclaim the No. 1 job in nets from Igor Shesterkin when (and if) the Rangers reconvene at some point late next month or in early July.

But I do know that David Quinn and the coaching staff would be making a mistake if they enter camp with minds that closed in the middle of March in the aftermath of the NHL hitting the pause button due to coronavirus concerns.

And I also know that The King, given what almost certainly would become his final shot at earning playing time for meaningful games while wearing the Blueshirt, would be up for the competition against Shesterkin and Alex Georgiev.

And up for the competition in the best-of-five qualifying round against his cousins from Carolina, those Candy Canes who voted against the NHL’s 24-team return-to-play format because, in the words of player rep Jordan Martinook, “it kind of limits our odds.”

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Not on my team unless he is willing to swallow his pride and except a backup salary.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 05/29/20 at 01:00 AM ET

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