Studying PR. Gonna work as a PRanger when I grow up.
The reason he waited so long must be because of his party trip abroad.
MDZ was my favourite player up until he resigned with the Rangers.
1 year, 1 month ago on Del Zotto Had Surgery Today.
Wow, Moore is really the opposite of MDZ:"It’s going to make my approach to offseason training that much
more intense. The onus falls on me to come in here and be in good shape,
ready to go for camp.”
1 year, 1 month ago on Moore to Have Intense Offseason Training
Kevin, I think you are wrong: "I know Lundqvist loves the Rangers and
New York, but from observing him during his eight years on Broadway, I
can confidently say he loves winning more than both." He loves NY, Rangers, and winning, equally. You think he'd be more happy losing in Raleigh? He's always said that the difference between the worst and best teams are not that big. Rangers will be a contender next year. And even if they lose, he'll still have NY. However, I WISH he'd go somewhere else. He deserves to win which he, unfortunately, won't do in NY.
1 year, 1 month ago on Is Messier a Serious Candidate to Coach This Team?
Hold it right there, mister. "Henrik is a competitor, first and
foremost. He's going to go where he thinks he has the best chance to win
a cup" <---Will NEVER happen. He enjoys the NYC lifestyle too much. He wants to win in New York. Nowhere else. You think he'd thrive in a city like, say, Pittsburgh?
1 year, 1 month ago on Breakup Day News, Notes & Quotes
I wish Lundqvist would ask for a trade. He deserves better.
1 year, 2 months ago on Bruins 2, Rangers 1
I wouldn't be surprised if Torts meant guys are going out the night before games. Surprising that they can't focus 100% on hockey during the play offs...
1 year, 2 months ago on No Staal; Moore Loses Teeth; Off Ice Adjustments Needed; Redden Game Time Decision
Have you seen this? Adorable Sharks fan mad about trading Clowe:http://t.co/AMtpH7pexZ
1 year, 3 months ago on Clowe Dropped Eight Year Extension Demand to Sign with Rangers
Fist time I've seen Hank smiling after a loss.
1 year, 3 months ago on Lundqvist Fine After Pulling Hamstring, Addresses Cooke's Antics
Lundqvist: "I don't know what to say. I have a few thoughts but I don't think it's going to help our group right now." Poor guy, please ask for a trade already. I want to see you win a cup!
1 year, 3 months ago on Senators 3, Rangers 0
I still think he'll be allowed to play for the Rangers organization this year. And btw, the vice president of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association is not THE Peter Forsberg. : )
1 year, 4 months ago on Could The Swedish Ice Hockey Association Prevent Fast From Coming To New York?
@JustinRP37 No way, Jose. You obviously don't know how important it is for him to disconnect from hockey between games and thus NY is the only place for him. He'd get depressed in, say, Boston...
1 year, 4 months ago on Lundqvist is Beyond Frustrated With Lack of Offense
Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkk. Del Zotto was my favourite player until he resigned.
1 year, 6 months ago on Del Zotto Signs
@RobertChiarello Who the fuck cares? He has _never_ said that he is good at playing the guitar. You often hear him say the opposite: that he is very basic. But now we know that you know your guitar stuff. You are awesome.
1 year, 6 months ago on Lundqvist Jams "Sweet Child O' Mine" on Fallon
All the nightclubs in Stockholm would celebrate if DZ join SSK.
1 year, 9 months ago on Girardi, Del Zotto to Join Hagelin in Sweden?
Hagelin's line is arguably the best one in the league.
1 year, 9 months ago on Hagelin Gets 1g, 1a in Sodertalje Win
The SEL has appealed the ruling.
1 year, 10 months ago on Richards Not Going to Europe; Lundqvist Talking With Frolunda | September
No way Hank will play in the Swedish "B-league". It's only Frölunda for him.
As of right now, the Swedish Elite League only allow players who sign for the entire season. If this season is cancelled, it would probably be addressed in late February, however the SEL transfer window closes on Jan. 31st, so unless the SEL decides that it is OK to sign NHLers on a short term contract or whatever, no NHLer would be eligable to play in the SEL.
Also, I wonder how much Hank is working out this off season (his first in NY). Seems like he's had his hands full with other stuff (a lot more going on in NY than in Gothenburg)...
1 year, 10 months ago on Henrik Lundqvist to Go Home to Sweden if Lockout Drags On? | September
@_Jack Yeah but I don't think that it was for a commercial, I think that was on his bachelor party (he had to play guitar and sell schampoo in order to make money for lunch or something like that).
1 year, 10 months ago on Lundqvist's "Head & Shoulders" Feel Fine | September
Haha yeah, it's a sequel to an earlier commercial with the same interviewer (Alexander Schulman, a famous Swedish blogger and author). These commercials are hilarious! I don't think he has knee issues, it's just a part of the joke.
He'll only be eligble to play in the SEL if he signs for the ENTIRE season, which he only would do if the entire NHL season is cancelled. He won't be able to play in SEL and then return to the NHL later in the season.
1 year, 10 months ago on If Players Locked Out Lundqvist Wants to Play for Frolunda | August
@edvinlofgren One would hope so.
1 year, 11 months ago on Michael Del Zotto Misses Brandon Prust | August
@AnnoyingJoe I think he considers lifting beer bottles as workout.
Lundqvist only 91? So no goalie will go over the 91 plateu I hope ...
1 year, 11 months ago on NHL13 Rangers Power Rankings | August
Just add a "free alcohol" clause in the contract and he'll sign a new entry level contract. He's the opposite of Kreider's "Don't want to destroy my body"
1 year, 11 months ago on Rangers, Del Zotto Having Contract Disagreements | August
Pretty obvious that Hank would play for Frölunda if there's a lock out, since he's lived there most of his life pre New York (and he still has a huge apartment in central Gothenburg where Frölunda plays). It would be fun to hear Hank's thoughts though, since the article over at Swedish Expressen only says that Frölunda wants Hank to play for them (which every other Swedish GM would say if they got the question on which goaltender they'd have play for their team in the occasion of a lock out).
1 year, 11 months ago on Henrik Lundqvist Could Play In Sweden If Lockout Occurs | August
@erichan Nick Lidström did it earlier this summer, after announcing his retirement. But he did a full-page ad: http://images.sportsverige.com/files/13197961_original.jpg
1 year, 11 months ago on Mark Messier Wins $6 Million Arbitration Case Against the Vancouver Canucks | August
Haha, the DZ interview: "It's tough to hear the rumours, especially with the Twitter world and the access to the fans and hear them" <-- @scottyhockey? :-D LOL!
I'm also bummed that the Zaster wasn't traded.
1 year, 12 months ago on Richards: Nash Is What We Need | July
What do you mean "married to Swedish royalty"?
2 years ago on A Line Has Been Crossed In The Henrik Lundqvist Love Affair | July
Henrik Lundqvist is 0-3-1 with a 3.78 GAA and .891 SV% in his career against the Red Wings. I think this motivates him a lot.
2 years, 4 months ago on Morning Skate Notes: Anisimov Feels Great; No Howard, Lidstrom or Franzen for Wings | March
He started struggling before the flu -- on his birthday. But he has a slump period every season, and I'd rather him having that now than in the play offs. Plus, we all know that he does a lot of stuff off the ice and come play offs, you'd have to think he'd focus more on hockey.
2 years, 4 months ago on Lundqvist's Positioning Helps Mentally & Physically | March
Alright, so for tonights game, The Red Wings will be without both Howard and MacDonald. Guess Conklin will play? Also, Lidström and Franzén are out. This is the only day I'm happy that my fellow Swedes are injured.
2 years, 4 months ago on Wednesday (3/21/12) Headlines | March
@MikeL1981 @Beckfan5 Yeah I also meant that (an example vs. Avs when that 7th D undressed him and scored). Only good he did that game was when he defended Erixon. But he's sucked since Kevin jinxed him with his own blog post, lol ;)
2 years, 4 months ago on Morning Skate Notes: Anisimov Out; Lundqvist Starts; Lines | March
@Beckfan5 @MikeL1981 He also allows for a 7th D to score ...
@AlanPudding With Bäckström, who most probably will be ready to play in the playoffs.
Oh, regarding the Red Wings game: reports says that Lidström is back to skating, but still not ready to play tonight vs. the Caps. They are a totally different team without Lidström. I wouldn't be surprised though if he were to make a comeback against us (together with Franzén, who's also out for tonight).
2 years, 4 months ago on Devils Ready For Intense Game Tonight | March
More prospect news: Jesper Fasth (2010 - 6th) scored 2 goals last night as his Hv71 won 5-3 and tied Färjestad for 2-2 in the series. Since returning from his injury, he has 3 points (2 g 1 a) in 3 games in the playoffs. He's looked better and better for every game. New game tonight.
2 years, 4 months ago on Prospect Report: Kreider Wins Hockey East; St. Croix Hits 105 Points; McIlrath Scores | March
Bickel almost seems happy in the post game interview. He even smiled a couple of times. Kinda glad Hank didn't play tonight, would've distanced him further from the Vezina ...
2 years, 4 months ago on Penguins 5, Rangers 2 | March
I'm the biggest Lundqvist fan out there, but I'd be happy with Biron starting, since Hank has pretty much sucked (by Lundqvist standards) since turning 30. I'm hoping he's gotten rid of all that suckiness with the flu.
2 years, 4 months ago on Morning Skate Notes: Cally, Del Zotto Out; No Word on Lundqvist | March
Nice to see Hank putting up them Vezina numbers -- 84 in save percentage -- just like he has been since turning 30.
2 years, 4 months ago on Rangers 4, Islanders 3, OT | March
Hank suddenly not the vezina front runner. FUCK.
2 years, 4 months ago on Blackhawks 4, Rangers 3 | March
@ChrisP Yepp, it's the 30-years-old-curse.
2 years, 4 months ago on Devils 4, Rangers 1 | March
In 20 years we'll hopefully have a new Lundqvist in net --- he's about to be a father this summer. YEY!
2 years, 5 months ago on Rangers Have Preliminary Contract Talks With Biron | February
You'd have to believe all this talk makes Lundqvist focus even more. He's always wanted a vezina, and as of right now he knows it is his. And to add an Hart to that ...
2 years, 5 months ago on Lundqvist Hart Trophy Front Runner? | February
I love this. Btw, did anyone else notice that the game clock stopped for like a second at 1.1 seconds left of the first? Just like in L.A ...
2 years, 5 months ago on Rangers @ Flyers (Game 53) | February
According to Swedish media: Erixon was sent down due to Strålman signing.
2 years, 8 months ago on Rangers Assign Erixon, Newbury to Whale; Recall Deveaux | October
I'm so fucking mad now right now. Lundqvist: sluta kröka, din jävla fittsopa.
2 years, 8 months ago on Rangers vs. Senators (Game 9) | October
Hope there isn't anything wrong with his foot, á la Forsberg. Swedish curse ...
2 years, 9 months ago on Video: Hank Blames Skates for Early Exit | October
Man, I love this guy. How many players in the NHL feel the way about their team as the same way as Avery? Love for the club badge is so rare.
2 years, 9 months ago on Avery Only Wants to Play With Rangers | October
Of course, Lundqvist should be the most important player in defense and the player you expect the most out of. Not because he's a goalie, but because he earns more than double of what the best player on D earns at the moment.
2 years, 9 months ago on Hank Leading the Defense | October
Jesper Fasth (2010 - 6th) is 3rd in scoring in the SEL (14 pts (4g) in 12 games). I watched his last game, 3 a, and they we're all beauty passes. He really is ... fast :)
2 years, 9 months ago on Rangers Prospects on Hot Streaks | October
"We have to stay out of the box" All talk, no play (double sense).
2 years, 9 months ago on Islanders 4, Rangers 2 | October
Jesper Fasth, 2010 - 6th, is currently 4th in scoring in the Swedish Elite League, 10 points (4 g) in 8 games. He's lookin' real' good.
2 years, 9 months ago on Kreider, Thomas Light it Up This Weekend | October
@AG_Blue Right now, it feels like if Hank is going to play 65 games this regular season, he has to be player of the game in 66 of these for us to reach to playoffs ...
2 years, 9 months ago on Ducks 2, Rangers 1, SO | October
@Linus That would've been awesome; two Scandinavians stealing two points. :))
"Obviously I should have played it differently." Man, I love Henke. Despite misfire he still thinks he should've had that one even though the only way to save that shot is to know that Ryan was gonna misfire.
I think next time, put Hank as a shooter, he knows how to get the job done.
@JohnSikulaIII Watching his reaction after the goal, he knows he did the wrong call. And, if he's too weak to play this game, maybe he should be on the computer as well.
2 years, 9 months ago on Kings 3, Rangers 2, OT | October
Okay, MDZ, here's D 101 for you: In a situation where you are facing a pass intended for a deflection, locking your opponents stick down to the ice is exactly what is needed for a deflection. You have to lift the stick. Stick up in the air = hard to deflect the puck. Test on this tomorrow against the Ducks.
The exhibition game against Henriks former team Frölunda will be streamed live on the Swedish National Television website (free, courtesy of the Swedish tax payers):
I think you'll need to watch it via a Swedish proxy though, since it is only available in Sweden.
2 years, 9 months ago on Staal Has Not Flown to Europe Yet | September
Haha, best response from @ScottyHockey: "Ha, @MichaelDelZotto quit twitter. Because typing 140 characters & retweeting idiots really stopped him from learning how to play defense."
2 years, 11 months ago on Del Zotto Retiring from Twitter to Focus on Camp | August
Regaring top prospect: Swedens (in my opinion) best hockey blogger (http://hockeysverige.se/blogg/bodin) presents a list of possible breakthroughs in the Swedish Elite League this upcoming season. He lists one player per team, and for HV71 he has Jesper Fasth and for Skellefteå AIK he has Oscar Lindberg.
On Jesper Fasth: "If it wasn't for a concussion and a knee injury I probably woudn't have needed Jesper Fasth on this list. I now consider him an unpolished diamond who have all the qualifications to become a great hockey player. Fasth impressed at the NYR summer camp and he have started the European Trophy (a pre season tournament with Europes top hockey teams) by scoring 3 points (in 3 games). If he's able to stay healthy he should do the same in the Swedish Elite League too."
On Oscar Lindberg: "Skellefteå AIK is missing their given 1st line center. That could be Oscar Linderbergs jackpot. The tough two-way center is going to get much more confidence compared to last season and more opportunities to prove that he has more talent than the 14 points he scored last season. "
2 years, 11 months ago on Rangers 2011 Traverse City Roster | August
Well, I see Erixon as the next (even better) Staal, so Staal+WW (to free cap space) + a 2nd rounder for Weber. He is, after all, a Norris candidate for many years ahead.
2 years, 11 months ago on Would You Give Up Staal, Stepan or AA for Weber? | August
I truly love Hank. He recently said this to a Swedish newspaper on a question to leave the Rangers for a better team: "Leaving the Rangers is COMPLETELY unthinkable".
2 years, 11 months ago on Just Give Hank a Goal | July
@KevinDeLury I feel he had his chances last season to show his skills and commitment, which he lacked even though Torts benched him. But if he starts to show blue shirt passion in every game and produce 1 point/game as a coyote in 09/10, i'd be more than happy to buy an #86 jersey.
2 years, 12 months ago on Rangers Will Get Buyout Window After Callahan Signing | July
I don't like any comfortable fuck who doensn't give 100% as a Ranger in every game. I'd prefer BUY BYE WOLS!
Without further knowledge about the other D prospects, I got really happy when I heard about this. Tim is a very skilled two way D, always in the right place on the ice. He made 0.5 points per game last season in the Swedish Elite League, and I thought he was one of the best Swedish D's at the Worlds. So, depending on who the NYR will give up for Tim, I really think this could be a great deal.
3 years, 1 month ago on Rangers Attempting to Obtain Erixon | June
You'll have to translate with Google :)
3 years, 2 months ago on Rangers, Callahan Have Preliminary Discussions | May
Rangers to play Lundqvists former team Frölunda Indians (where his twin brother Joel play) on Sept 29 or 30 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
@edvinlofgren I agree with Edvin. Last year, his team in SEL was the 2nd best team in Sweden, so he didn't have that much of a prominent role. But his team signed a 3 year contract with him (with an NHL clause, of course) so they do believe in him and he'll probably get a bigger role next season.
3 years, 2 months ago on Rangers Trade Werek to Coyotes | May
On a different note: According to this Swedish newspaper story http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/hockey/landslag/hockeyvm2011/article12961000.ab the Swedish goalie Viktor Fasth is being chased by the Rangers. He won the goalie of the year award last season in the Swedish Elite League where he played for AIK (Sweden's equivalent to NYR). No fire power whatsoever, clinching the last playoff spot where Fasth single-handedly beat the reigning champions 4-0. He's starting tonight in the Worlds against Austria.
3 years, 2 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2011-articles/may/video-team-usa-win-highlights-w-kreider-goal-a-stepan-assists.html
@KevinDeLury Yeah, memory is short term. Think the majority doesn't like the way he's saying no. I think they'd accept his decision if he'd been nothing but honest. They think he's hiding behind Sather.
3 years, 2 months ago on Boogaard Headed to Whale? | April
Lundqvist says no to Worlds. Claims Sather ordered him not to go. People in Sweden are upset and don't believe that for a second, saying he's a diva who'd rather sip dom perignon..
Personally I don't think Sather ordered him not to go, just rather saw him rest. He would have the same role on the national team as the Rangers; he'd be the only superstar and would have to carry the team by himself.
Doesn't all the GM's vote and decide the finalists? Not the NHL?
3 years, 3 months ago on Lundqvist Passed Over for Vezina Nomination | April
Great. Less focusing on the playoffs.
3 years, 3 months ago on Avery, Lundqvist to Open New Bar Friday | April
@ForEachNYR From 77 $ to 260 $. You can buy here: http://www.livenation.se/artist/nhl-premiere-stockholm-tickets (English button, top right).
3 years, 3 months ago on Rangers to Start Next Season in Stockholm | April
@KevinDeLury I'd let you borrow my couch. And I'd pay a couple of victory beers ;)
Kevin: Are you coming to Stockholm to watch the games?
"We've got to learn from it and make sure we're not only ready to start the game but ready to play the full 60" Oh really Dubi? After 315 games in the NHL you figure out that a hockey game consist of 60 minutes? What. A. Joke.
3 years, 3 months ago on Rangers, Torts Talk Loss vs. Thrash & Lowlights (4/7/11) | April
@Chris_in_MANo, I am Swedish :) I've asked him but I haven't got an answer yet. He's a reporter and blogger for Swedens biggest hockey news central.
3 years, 4 months ago on Dallas Asked for Every Member of Young Core
Hey Kevin. There is a Swedish hockey writer claiming that Sather is not the GM next season. Is that true?