Read: The Ridiculousness Of Dragging Out Henrik Lundqvist’s Contract Talks

THRASHERS RANGERSIn the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers, a team that has won one Stanley Cup since 1940, are crazy for not having a new contract for Henrik Lundqvist done by now.

He writes that Lundqvist hasn’t been himself to start the season and it’s not unfair to wonder if the lingering contract talks, which he doesn’t want to be part of so he can focus on hockey, is having an impact.

There is a reported difference in the length of the contract and Brooks says that the Rangers are essentially worrying about how good Lundqvist will be seven or eight years from now instead of locking him up for the present and worrying about the end of the contract when it gets here.

Brooks’ response to how the Rangers are handling these talks, “are you kidding me?”