Henrik Lundqvist has a desire to play until he is 40

THRASHERS RANGERSHenrik Lundqvist said that his goal is to play until he is 40 years old. (GP)

Lundqvist, 33, says that he will be 39 when his contract expires and that he hopes he can deliver on playing that long. (GP)

He has six years left on his contract with a cap hit of $8.5 million and a full no-move clause.

Lundqvist has said that he would never leave the Rangers in order to chase the Cup.

He said a few years ago that it was “realistic” for him to play until he is 40.

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Another look at what the Rangers wingers may put up for points this season

RANGERSThe 2015-16 Sports Forecaster Hockey Guide has projections for many of the Rangers players this coming season.

For wingers they have:

  • Rick Nash: 33 goals, 28 assists, 77 games
  • Chris Krieder: 33 goals, 27 assists, 82 games
  • Mats Zuccarello: 20 goals, 35 assists, 76 games
  • JT Miller: 15 goals, 25 assists, 77 games
  • Jesper Fast: 14 goals, 18 assists, 72 games
  • Emerson Etem: 14 goals, 17 assists, 72 games

To see the Sports Forecaster projections from last year, click HERE.

To see other projections for this coming season, click HERE.


What people say about Rangers prospect Robin Kovacs

Robin Kovacs is a “competitive and determined player” who is creative and has “gifted shooting abilities.” He has a quick and accurate shot and has a level of speed that puts defenders in tough positions. (Dobber Hockey)

Dobber adds that due to his “unrelenting competitive drive and smart hockey mind, he could potentially surprise as a skilled undersized prospect who could arrive sooner than expected.”(Dobber Hockey)

They list his upside as being a possible top-six scoring forward who has a style similar to that of the Islanders Michael Grabner. (Dobber Hockey)

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Pavel Buchnevich says that ‘time will tell’ about his future

Pavel BuchnevichPavel Buchnevich said that he considered leaving the KHL and joining the NHL this season but opted to stay in Russia.

Asked if it was going to be his last season in the KHL, Buchnevich said “Time will tell. It all depends on how to recoup here and whether to wait for me in the NHL” (Sports.ru) (SovSport) (Champion)

Corey Pronman says that Buchnevich has the talent to play in the NHL but the amount of time he sees this season will be determined by when his KHL season ends. (ESPN)

For everything on Buchnevich, click HERE.

For more on Buchnevich’s decision to stay in Russia, click HERE and HERE.


What Steve Greeley will be doing for the Rangers

Steve Greeley says that in his position as Assistant Director of Player Personnel he will work on both the “pro side” and the “amateur side” of the Rangers organization. (Wicked Local)

He said that the chance to work in “a lot of aspects on the hockey side” was “pretty intriguing” to him. (Wicked Local)

Greeley said that his job is to evaluate “players at all levels and helping to assess players in our own organization.” (Wicked Local)

He will report directly to Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark and said that he is excited to help make the Rangers “good in 2015-16, and also in 2020-21.” (Wicked Local)

For more on Greeley, click HERE, HERE and HERE.