Rangers Roundup: Lundqvist signing with Caps Friday, Alexis Lafreniere day, and more

Late last night, NHL Insider Bob McKenzie took to Twitter in preparation for the Draft. He dropped a few nuggets on free agency as well. Let’s get to it as we prepare for Alexis Lafreniere day.

Henrik Lundqvist signing with the Capitals

It started with what many believed was an innocuous tweet by Henrik Lundqvist. A closer look revealed a key and it was the last line, “I still want to WIN.” The King put the last word in all caps, which is by the way the Capitals official Twitter hashtag #ALLCAPS.

Now Bob McKenzie is in essence stating the obvious. Lundqvist can not officially sign a new deal until Friday but he calls out Washington as a “clear frontrunner”. Games against the Caps just became more interesting for Rangers fans.

Welcome to Alexis Lafreniere Day!

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Alexis Lafreniere (Photo: Vincent Ethier/CHL)

The NHL Draft is tonight and the New York Rangers are expected to use their first overall pick on Alexis Lafreniere. Let’s get inside the virtual draft room with the Jeff Gorton and the Blueshirts.

Connor McDavid has COVID-19

NHL Superstar Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19. Check out all the latest news here.