Henrik Lundqvist just announced on twitter that he is leaving his home in Sweden and returning to New York.
Lundqvist said “Past few months I’ve spend most of my time in Gothenburg. Hanging with family and good old friends has been rewarding. But now It’s time to make a move. Time to return to NYC and hopefully I’m coming back for the right reason like I said..”
On Sunday, Henrik Lundqvist tweeted that besides the return of NHL Hockey, the one thing he really wanted/needed for Christmas was a toaster.
Yesterday, Lundqvist sent out this tweet:
In the NY Post, Henrik Lundqvist wrote about the lockout, as told to Larry Brooks, and his feelings on what is going on.
Lundqvist said that he felt “excited” when he walked past Madison Square Garden yesterday and was able to see it for the first time in a long time.
Lundqvist said, “So many different thoughts went through my head. I was thinking about how I missed being there, how frustrating it’s been not to be able to play and be with my teammates and in front of our fans.”
He adds “You feed off the game. It’s your life. I never imagined it would be this difficult for me not to play and how much I would miss it. I guess you take it for granted that you will always play.”
To see how Lundqvist has handled himself during the lockout, CLICK HERE.
Lundqvist said in the NY Post this morning, “I can’t wait to be in a Rangers uniform again.”
I have become more and more depressed the longer the lockout going on. I need something that drives me.
Henrik Lundqvist to Expressen
Lundqvist said that it would be important for the NHL to get back soon “It is extremely important that we play this season, no doubt about it. And the most important part is from Christmas onwards. football ends, baseball is over, so we get the more space in the media. That’s when the owners earn the most money and it generated the most interest. But then, it remains to see how hard the hit is when it comes to audience and sponsors. “
Swedish hockey writer Linus Hugosson just said on twitter that he met with Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in Sweden.
He said that Lundqvist was “craving” to get back on the ice.
In a follow up tweet Hugosson said that Lundqvist has not been told to return to NY because of an imminent CBA deal.
Henrik Lundqvist has expressed his frustrations before.
In a recent interview with the AP Henrik Lundqvist once again expressed his feelings on the lockout by saying, “we just have to figure it out here with the owners and come to a solution. Everybody is suffering, from the fans, the players, people working with the game. It’s not necessary. The game is strong enough that we should be able to figure it out.”
He added that he feels for the fans and has many of the same emotions, “I have some anger, disappointment, some embarrassment, too. I understand that the fans are disappointed, and it’s hard to explain the whole situation. I don’t think a lot of people know all the details and how much we really sacrificed to try to come closer to the owners. It doesn’t really matter. They deserve the game out there to be played right now. I definitely feel a little embarrassment that we can’t figure it out sooner.”
Lundqvist spoke out Friday and said that he wants the bigger market teams involved in the talks.
Following his 56 save performance in a charity game on Saturday night, Henrik Lundqvist was the main topic of conversation as his game looked to be in top shop even as Hank hadn’t played in a game since May.
Simon Gagne, who was stopped many times by Lundqvist told the Daily News that the Rangers may want to think about trying to put an end to the lockout.
“The Rangers should call the league and tell them we should start playing pretty soon, because he’s (throwing) away a lot of talent right now. Even in a game for fun, we’re taking real shots, (making) real plays, and he was very tough to beat.”
Scott Hartnell made similar comments after the game about how the Rangers would want to get back on the ice and take advantage of Lundqvist.