September 19, 2020

Rangers Roundup: Lias Andersson and Karl Henriksson square off, NHL rumors, and more

Lias Andersson SUSPENDED for HV71 (SHL)

The SHL season is underway with an interesting matchup between HV71 and Frolunda Indians. Also we take a quick look at the latest around the NHL as the Stanley Cup Final begins tonight.

Lias Andersson vs. Karl Henriksson

Lias Andersson was red hot for HV71 in the preseason, can he carry that in to the regular season? He takes on another Rangers draft pick in Karl Henriksson today. Check it out in the link below.

New York Rangers language lessons

The NYR want you to learn to say “goal” in many different languages.

NHL News and Trade Rumors

Catch up on all the latest news. Want to know who is favored to win the Stanley Cup Final? Check in on all the latest drama with Alex Pietrangelo? Then read The Daily Goal Horn.

How I see the Lundqvist situation playing out

From yesterday’s buyout post:

Here’s how I see it going down. On September 25th, it is highly unlikely the Rangers would buyout Lundqvist because it also game four of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The NHL really doesn’t like it when teams take focus away from big events like that. Of course, that’s not the only reason because I anticipate they will try hard to trade him. They will work closely with Henrik and his agent almost all the way up to the draft on October 6th.

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Henrik Lundqvist (AP)

I believe the Rangers will eat the maximum of 50% of his deal in hopes a contender is willing to pay Henrik the remaining $4.25M. The problem is this is a flooded goalie market with plenty of options.

It will then fall on Lundqvist to decide if he wants to be bought out and take his chances on the market. There he will likely be presented with a few one year at $1 or $2 million offers as a backup. Will he want that? That’s why Henrik could still opt to retire and forego the remaining salary. If he doesn’t, he will be bought out.

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