Read: Henrik Lundqvist isn’t over the Stanley Cup but has learned to deal with it (Updates)

Henrik Lundqvist

8/23/14 | 8:32AM: Lundqvist said that the first week after the season is very tough because his routine of going to the rink everyday is broken and especially this year with how close the team came. He said that sooner after though you start to appreciate the good moments of the year. (Expressen)

8/22/14| 4:24PM: Lundqvist said that “you have to move on” and start thinking about the good things and memories from the playoff run. He said that overall it was a great season and a couple of bounces could have made it different. (NHL.com)

8/20/14 | 7:12AM: Lundqvist says that just getting to the Stanley Cup Final has given the team inspiration to work harder and not only get back there but actually win it. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that now he can look back on the Stanley Cup Final/playoff run and appreciate all the good moments that the team had. (Hockey Sverige)

  • He says that two of those moments were beating the Penguins and winning the conference final against MTL. (John Rylander)

Lundqvist said that the Rangers can look at things that they should have done better but adds how close they came in each OT. He said that with how good the Kings are the Rangers needed some more “fluency” in some of their game. (Hockey Sverige)

8/18/14 | 10:05AM: Henrik Lundqvist said that he will “never get over” losing the Stanley Cup but he has learned to live with it and it’s no longer “eating him up inside.” (ESPN.com)

He said that the difference between winning and losing in that series was so small with the Rangers hitting the post in each OT game. (ESPN.com)

  • He spoke about this at other times during the summer.

Lundqvist has recently started skating after a month and a half off and said that he is starting to get the feel of stopping pucks again. (ESPN.com)

He said that he is focused on the upcoming season and that “right now” he is “exactly” where he wants to be but staying there will be tough. He adds, “I don’t think people always realize the mental pressure that players feel.”  (ESPN.com)




12 comments
Raheem Ali
Raheem Ali

Oh, stfu all you ranger haters. They played great hockey ,rolled out there lines and playing up tempo hockey thts what got them there. Not to mention hanks great goaltending. They'll definitely be back for the cup. Wait till Mr.Duclair joins the lineup ..

Islesfan
Islesfan

Henrik forgot that they lost the series 4 games to 1, the Rangers were never in that series, they were up against a much better team, in a much better conference.


Lets put it this way, ALL of the teams the Kings defeated were far superior to any the Rangers faced. The Rangers never had a chance, get over yourself Henrik.

Debra Kay Levi
Debra Kay Levi

I do not blame Henrik - the cup was ours - if u have a defense like LAs you have to have an offense that can meet that challenge- in that we failed, but learn from our mistakes- if we were that powerful in a surprising rise of a comeback, we were that powerful in winning but somehow are scoring department > offense could not hold up & score to LA DEFENSE- 

I'm sure Rangers all gave their all but that was the difference - 

AS FAR AS GOALIES THEY WERE BOTH GREAT BUT HENRIK HAD THE GREATER CHALLENGE & WENT BEYOND BEYOND!! UNDERSTAND THIS & THAT IS why he will not forget & beware of his next challenge as he only gets better - thats an HL in progress - He keeps breaking his own records & he must headway along - no thinking back - in the past future not here yet! NOW means 

closure on that as he did what he does TOPS!! & THATS A GREAT THING TO DEAL WITH~!~ -



ITS ALWAYS> START FRESH & NEW 2014-2015! SCORERS MUST LETS PLAY HOCKEY CHESS!!! WE MUST TAKE the 2015 THE LIVING R WAITING!!!

Get over it Lunkhead. The West was far better and the Rangers were lucky to get where they did.

Felix Puchinsky
Felix Puchinsky

Henrik, you went down too early on that overtime winning goal, as far as I'm concerned - but it was not your fault. Rick Nash poor performance in a  clutch moment when he missed an opened net - that was the game right there and smart hockey fans knew it. I do not want to look for excuses or bad calls or stupid calls that took place against Rangers in that final game,  when being penalized by a trip of an opposing player - Gaborik scored a tying goal and repeat a carbon copy scenario of a Game 2. The only time that I've witnessed that Rangers were built to win a Cup was in 1994 thanks to many great players that were brought from Oilers, Blackhawks,Whalers, Islanders... That team had depth and a great leader in Mark Messier. Right now Rangers do not have a leader in a dressing room nor a depth - so, it might take a few more tries to capture a Cup. You are a real star on that team and I'm glad to watching you play at a highest level and you're so cool under pressure plus that mental toughness. Hang on Henrik - hard work always paid off!

Joe Prete
Joe Prete

Lundqvist isn't over it yet? Welcome to New York Henrik! Would you like to know when the Rangers will get that close again? To put it Kindly, despite having excellent Goaltending, and one of the best Coaches in the league, we are more likely to have Snow in July, than the Rangers getting that close again. I'm still bothered by Jean Ratelle's best season getting cut short, due to a Dale Rolfe Slapshot breaking his ankle. He finished the season early with 46 Goals, and 109 Points. That was the end of the GAG Line. We love to win in NY, but we are very good losers. At least we've got Class. We've always had that going for us. … But, we never get tired of trying. Go Rangers!!!

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

@Islesfan "the Rangers were never in that series" what a friggin' stupid thing to say...  if you watched the games, three of the games went into OT.   I'd say they were in it.

robo
robo

@Islesfan 1983 was your last cup and your team has been irrelevant for over 30 years so whats your point

Islesfan
Islesfan

@Debra Kay Levi The cups was "ours" lol


Series was 0-3 against a proven winner, the Rangers were lucky to get to the finals.

Islesfan
Islesfan

@Felix Puchinsky He didn't go down to early, he wasn't able to slide across fast enough, ergo, he was out of position.