Read: How Henrik Lundqvist Feels About Staying With The Rangers

Rangers Islanders Hockey7:05AM: At an event last night across the street from Madison Square Garden, WNBC’s Bruce Beck asked Henrik Lundqvist about his contract situation.

Lundqvist said, “it’s been a great ride for me to be in New York to play in this organization for these fans. Right now we are talking about my future, it would mean a lot to me to stay here. Hopefully we can work something out that makes sense for both sides.”

Beck asked Lundqvist about the idea of staying with the Rangers for his entire career and Lundqvist said, “the thought of that excites me.”

On Geico SportsNite last night, Lundqvist said “we are talking but the good thing is that we have another year so there is no pressure to get it done. We are talking and we will see where it leads. So far it’s been a great time in New York and I don’t see any reason to leave.

Lundqvist told Newsday that there is more than just money involved in these negotiations.

THIS SECTION is about Lundqvist’s future with the Rangers.

More from Lundqvist below, including his thoughts on the Mets Matt Harvey.

Lundqvist also told SNY’s Nick Licalzi that:

  • he hasn’t spoken much to Alain Vigneault but he expects the team to adjust well and learn the systems in training camp.
  • He isn’t preparing any different for this season even though it’s an Olympic year. He won’t be thinking about the Olympics until they are here.
  • He loves Matt Harvey and wants to go to Citi Field to see him pitch. Harvey has “great style” and is catching up to him quickly in terms of style and presence in the city.