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New deal puts onus on Lundqvist, Rangers to win now

Much of the sports talk in New York City in recent days has been on a lucrative, long-term contract and what it will mean to the team in ensuing seasons.

And no, the talk isn't about the reported seven year, $59.5 million deal Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is getting from the Rangers. No, this signing is going way under the radar because the Yankees signed former Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury to one of their typical big-bucks deal.

Heck, the Lundqvist deal is even being pretty much ignored because the two equally crummy NBA teams were facing one another Thursday night.

But in reality, this may well be the biggest of the stories currently competing for space on the back of the city's tabloids. Why? Because if the Rangers are to win a Stanley Cup in the forseeable future, Lundqvist will have to take a starring role.

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