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from Sean Hartnett of CBS New York,
Despite the talent being evenly spread across the Rangers’ roster, it all comes down to the man wearing No. 30 on his back.
This could the year that Lundqvist breaks free of comparisons to great players in each of the four major sports that never won that elusive title such as Dan Marino, Patrick Ewing, Ted Williams and Marcel Dionne.
It’s easy to forget that Lundqvist won the Gold medal for Sweden at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Lundqvist posted a 5-1 record, while only allowing 12 goals against on the pressured Olympic stage.
We all know what Lundqvist is capable of when he enters that unbeatable zone.
Tears of disappointment could turn to tears of ecstatic joy for Lundqvist when the Stanley Cup playoffs roll around in 2014. It could be the magical season when he silences his critics just like Lebron James did when he transformed his legacy as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012.
This might be the year when “King Henrik” finally earns his crown and looks back fondly at his own storybook season that mirrors that of Richter’s legend-affirming year of 1994.
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Henrik Lundqvist chose his words very carefully yesterday when the subject of a potential contract extension this summer was raised at yesterday’s breakup day, so I sure won’t put any words in his mouth.
But know this: The words did not come out of the Rangers’ franchise player’s mouth that would have put owner Jim Dolan, general manager Glen Sather, coach John Tortorella and the entirety of Rangers’ Nation at ease.
Those words would have been: “Yes, my intention is to sign a long-term extension and play my entire career in New York.”
Instead the words from the goaltender, who has one year remaining on his deal and is thus eligible to sign an extension on July 5, were these:
“I’m going to talk to my agent and will see. I [have] had such a great time in New York. They’ve treated me really well and gave me the opportunity to play.
“It’s been a lot of fun. I have one more year on my contract and we’ll see.”
Or maybe we should say just Henrik Lundqvist is...