According to Nick Cotsonika at Yahoo! Sports, Henrik Lundqvist says his agent and the Rangers are trying to get an extension done before the season.
Lundqvist added that he wants to focus on hockey during the season, but did leave open possibility of talks continuing if need be.
...so bascially nothing new.
...having said that, it would be a huge relief to get this out of the way before the season. The longer this situation lingers on the more questions Lundqvist will receive during the season. We need him focused on winning games, not a contract extension. And God forbid if the Rangers struggle out of the gate. The New York press would be relentless.
...speaking of getting a contract done before the season. Stepan anyone?
Can i just be optimistic and tell myself that "trying to get it done before the season" is better than when he called the talks "volatile"?
That last sentence is exactly my thoughts. I would love extension for Lundqvist done but the Rangers should be focusing on one player and one player only at the moment and that would be Derek Stepan. Once that's done, then we can extend Lundqvist and everyone else due to a contract NEXT summer lol.