5:26PM: In a chat with Mr. Porter, Lundqvist said that playing goalie is much more mental than physical and that he is a pretty intense and focused guy.
He adds that he hopes to play until he is 40. He has said before that he hopes to play seven or eight more seasons.
12:22PM: Elliotte Friedman, at CBC, spoke with Henrik Lundqvist last week at the NHL Media tour and Lundqvist said that he isn’t thinking about his contract situation, he is only thinking about the coming season which he called “important” for himself and the organization. Lundqvist said that “it’s time for us to take a good step in the right direction.”
Friedman says that talks between Lundqvist’s agent and the Rangers are expected this week, talks that Lundqvist says will hopefully be “good talks” and that if a deal isn’t done they will discuss how to move forward.
He adds that the Rangers biggest concern is that Lundqvist is going to turn 32, however he cites that there have been 23 instances where a goalie between the age of 32 and 37 had a save percentage of at least .920.
THIS SECTION is about Lundqvist’s future.