2:33PM: Lundqvist told the NHL‘s Kathrynn Tappen “I love it in NY. There is no question that it has been great so far. The main thing for me is that I can focus on hockey. It’s a big year for me and the team and we both want to take a big step this year.”
He added, “when you live in NY you find time to do different things and meet different people. You step away for a little while, recharge and come back with more energy. It is definitely something that I appreciate, playing there and living there, there is more than just hockey but that will always be my number one priority. What makes me happy and sad is that is the game of hockey, that is who I am but I have a chance while living in New York to do different things.”
When asked by the reporter if not having a deal done meant that he would play out the season and negotiations wouldn’t pick up again until the offseason, Lundqvist said that he had “no idea” and didn’t want to speculate on future contract talks.
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