Read: Carl Hagelin on Mats Zuccarello and finally getting to play on the road

Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello12/19/14 | 9:39AM: On being on the road, Zuccarello said that it brings “cohesion” to the team as they go eat together, play cards and start to form into a “united” group.” (Nettavisen)

12/18/14| 11:57AM: Carl Hagelin says that it was a good for the Rangers to go on a road trip because it’s on those trips where the “layers” of the team are “welded together” and the new players can finally start to feel as if they are really part of the team. (VG)

Hagelin added that the winning streak on the road trip has started to bring back memories of last year when the team were “road warriors.” (VG)

On Mats Zuccarello, Hagelin said that he had a similar start to last year and has started playing his best hockey on the most recent road trip. Hagelin said that in those three games he looked like the “usual Mats again” and held the puck and played with a lot of confidence. (VG)

Hagelin wondered if being in Western Canada reminded Zuccarello of being home in Norway. (VG)

Per Bjurman says that Hagelin and Zuccarello are best friends. (VG)

Read: Henrik Lundqvist on Carl Hagelin, Jesper Fast and the dinner they had with Anton Stralman

Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist describes fellow Swede Jesper Fast as a “smart player,” a good skater and someone who has good hands around the net. (Hockey Sverige)

He said that Fast is a good role player for the Rangers who can play big minutes in the bottom six. Lundqvist added that scoring a couple of goals should help Fast’s confidence. (Hockey Sverige)

On Carl Hagelin, Lundqvist said that he is a “strong skater” with good speed and is a player who sees the game really well and make “great passes.”

He said that Hagelin’s game is more than just about speed and that he has good skill and works well with his linemates. (Hockey Sverige)

Lundqvist said that when the Rangers were in Tampa Bay the Swedish players met with and had dinner with former teammate Anton Stralman. He added that when the Rangers are on the road it isn’t just the Swedish players who hang out but on occasion they do get together. (Hockey Sverige)

Read: Carl Hagelin has the highest top speed in the NHL

Carl HagelinAccording to tracking done by PowerScout Hockey, Carl Hagelin has the highest top speed, of the players tested, in the NHL. (Sportsnet)

Some of the players tracked included Alex Ovechkin, Taylor Hall, Michael Grabner, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Marty St. Louis, Phil Kessel, Tyler Seguin, Nathan Mackinnon and Rick Nash. (Powerscout, via Sportsnet)

Hagelin’s top speed came in at 37.10 KPH which equals 23.053MPH.

  • St. Louis had a top speed of 35.90 KPH which equals 22.307 MPH
  • Nash had a top speed of 35.10 KPH which equals 21.810 MPH.

Hagelin also spends the most time in the league at 20 km/hr or more in the league with 44.2% of his 13.36 per game coming at that speed.

Hagelin won the fastest skater competition at the 2012 NHL All-Star game with a time of 13.218 seconds, breaking Mike Gartner’s record of 13.386 from 1996. (

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Read/Stats: The struggles of the Carl Hagelin, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello line

Mats Zuccarello Derick BrassardThrough two games, the line of Carl Hagelin, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello has:

  • Hagelin: minus 2, 6PIM, 3 shots, 14:38 per game. On ice for 17 shot attempts for, 25 against. (HS)
  • Brassard: minus 3, 1 shot, 15:49 per game, 48.6% on faceoffs. On ice for 15shot attempts for, 23 against. (HS)
  • Zuccarello: minus 4, 9PIM, 4 shots, 15:27 per game. On ice for 17 shot attempts for, 25 against. (HS)

Zuccarello said after the game last night, “we haven’t been good enough in both games. We need to step it up, contribute more offensively and there is no excuse there, we need to play better.” (NYR)

He added, “we gotta step it up, our line, we need to contribute more. Tonight our line didn’t show up and we didn’t play well in the last game either, so two bad games isn’t good enough.” (NYR)



Read: Who Carl Hagelin is training with in Sweden

Carl HagelinCarl Hagelin is training in Sweden with a bunch of NHLers and an upcoming Swedish trainer who is generating interest in the Swedish Hockey League as well as the NHL. (Expressen)

Players that Hagelin is training with include Niklas Kronwall, Gabriel Landeskog, Johnny Oduya, Magnus Paajarvi, Patric Hornqvist and Jacob Josefson. (Expressen)

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Stats: Looking at what Carl Hagelin may do this season

Carl Hagelin is in the final year of his two-year bridge contract that pays him $2.4 million this season.

Hagelin is the Rangers best chance at a player “breaking out” in his fourth-year but a “break out” for Hagelin would be hitting 50 points. Hagelin has the speed and may be on a line to score but he doesn’t have the hands of a “star scorer.” (Dobber Hockey)

Hagelin had 17 goals and 16 assists last season and has a career .52 points per game. (HR)

He is projected to score 18 goals and 22 assists this season (Dobber) and 16 goals and 18 assists (The Hockey News Pool Guide).

Read: Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello discuss the Brad Richards buyout

Carl Hagelin, Mats ZuccarelloCarl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello are in Norway for a charity game that Zuccarello put together and the two were asked about the Rangers buyout of Brad Richards.

Hagelin said that the buyout has nothing to do with Richards as a person or player and everything to do with the salary cap. He says that Richards is an “amazing” guy who has helped him a lot. Hagelin said that it’s “sad” but how the business of hockey works. He said that Richards won’t have trouble finding a job. (VG)

Hagelin said that the Rangers were “forced” to make this move to be able to have enough money to sign players like Zuccarello, Anton Stralman, Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot. He says that now these players can “get what they deserve.”(VG)

Zuccarello said that Richards is a good teammate, good friend and that losing him is a “shame.” (VG)

Zuccarello said that he doesn’t think much about money but wants to stay with the Rangers and find a way to make it work. (VG)