New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist decided it was necessary to clarify a statement he made about his future with the club.
Earlier on Monday, Hank has said that he would like to end his career with the Rangers, but was unsure if that would indeed happen.
This created a stir in the hockey social media world. After all the time he has spent in New York, unwilling to waive his full no-trade previously, is Hank now reconsidering his options?
Lundqvist must have heard the whispers overseas because he felt it was necessary to tell everyone what the true meaning of his statement.
“I’d like to clarify my statement because I feel it caused some unnecessary speculation,” Lundqvist wrote to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. “My thinking hasn’t changed. The organization and I are on the same page. What I meant is that a player never becomes bigger or more important than an organization. While it is still my goal to win the Cup in New York before I retire, at the same time I understand as a player that I have to respect the position we are in and process we are going through.”
Lundqvist, 37, has two more years remaining on his contract. The team has Alexandar Georgiev and recently signed Igor Shesterkin ready to jump into the King’s spot. This is a tough situation for the King to be in the middle of at this point in his career.