David Quinn admits making some mistakes in three goalie situation

Rangers Head Coach, David Quinn was on the SiriusXM Radio and discussed the three goalie rotation. Quinn who has a good sense of humor told the hosts of The Power Play that “I can’t Google how to handle three goalies and one of them is a Hall of Famer.”

Quinn on Rangers Goalies

During the interview, Quinn stated that there is no “right or wrong answer” on how to handle the situation. “I’m sure I made mistakes along the way handling the situation,” he explained. “I certainly didn’t do it intentionally, but I’ve gotta give all these guys a ton of credit.”

The coach has talked often about establishing a meritocracy in the locker-room and he’s done that for the most part. He communicated with all three net minders but in the end Igor Shesterkin earned the right to be on the team and his play separated him from both Henrik Lundqvist and Alexandar Georgiev. “They really handled it like pros and that made the situation manageable,” Quinn concluded.

The King’s Future

Henrik Lundqvist opened up in the wake of the NHL Trade Deadline that he wanted to speak with management about his future. He was honest with the Rangers about his desire to remain through the rebuild and they were happy to have him. John Davidson called Henrik Lundqvist a pro for how he is handling a very difficult situation. The team’s President should know better than anyone having been a goalie in the NHL what this feels like. Henrik realizes that this could be the end for him in NY. When the season concludes he wants to know what his role is and if it really is a fit. Of course as he told media, is it “something else”? If the NHL allows for a compliance buyout, that may be answered for him.

“I’ve been very open with the management the two years I’ve been through this (rebuilding) process that, if there comes a day where they feel like I’m not a good solution, let’s talk about it,” he said. “Let’s be open

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