New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist: The King has 400 wins, cementing his legacy beyond doubt 1
Feb 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) salutes the fans after defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 at Madison Square Garden. The win was Lundqvist's 400th NHL win. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

ESNY’s latest edition of the New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat starts at the top with the king, Henrik Lundqvist.

Lundqvist feels he has a lot of “great hockey” left.

As the 12-year veteran prepares to begin his 13th season as the Rangers top goalie, Lundqvist told Roberta Nass of Watch Journal that he is not near the end of his career.

“I intend to stay on the ice as long as I can—I still have some great hockey left in me and I love the sport immensely, so the end is not near just yet.”

He doesn’t run from the fact that he’s getting older, he’s embraced it—and learned how to adjust in his preparation as a result.

“I think my time is more valuable to me now than it was when I was younger. I know that my body is older, so I have to spend more time taking care of myself off the ice and preparing properly. Those things are important at any age, but particularly for me at this point in my career.”

Lundqvist also said that the knee injury he suffered during the World Championships last month is fine and that he will be ready for the start of training camp.

Forward Brandon Pirri may play in Switzerland

Brandon Pirri was not offered a qualifying offer by the New York Rangers and may be considering leaving the NHL, according to a report from La Regione, via swisshockeynews.ch.

Pirri, 26, played in 60 games for the Rangers this season, registering 8 goals and 10 assists.

Former Ranger Kevin Klein to Play in Swiss National League.

Recently retired Kevin Klein signed a contract earlier this week to play for the ZSC Lions (Zurich) of the Swiss National League. Klein retired from the NHL earlier this month after playing 224 games for the Rangers over the last four seasons.

Zuccarello and Hagelin Get Fancy on Instagram

Ranger Forward Matts Zuccarello posted a picture on his Instagram account with his buddy Carl Hagelin. Both appear in tuxedos but Zucc offers no real reasoning of what the occasion was.

They did skate together in a charity game last Friday in Norway, any event it was great to see these two guys hanging out again.

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Frank Curto

A graduate of St. John’s University class of ’91. I have been a fan of The New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes , pre /post game stats, and player quotes. Follow me at Facebook/RangerProud, Twitter @RangerProud & and @FrankCurto On Instagram, Ranger.proud