Player Discussion Henrik Lundqvist (UPD: wont play for Capitals this year)

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  1. Midnight Judges HFBoards Sponsor Sponsor

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    I trusted Brian a lot, but then Todd sucked and so my trust has been reduced.
     
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    I said in another thread — GMBM has easily given Caps fans their best run ever. Our only SC and 2 Presidents Cups in a 3yr run, plus what ...6 straight Metro Titles?

    yeah, HCTR wasn’t the right fit. But the logic was sound and team wanted him. He’d earned it.

    credit GMBM for pulling the plug fast. 2yrs (plus one was the COVID craziness) isn’t long.

    he knows what the teams needs. And addresses it. With wildly successful results to date.

    no GM hits on all their decisions. But he’s been as good as any, IMO
     
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    The Lundqvist thing you could see coming a mile away. He is a perfect fit.
     
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    You couldn't ask for a better mentor to Sammy, too.
     
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    Will be fun when Washington facing Rangers in New York. Lundqvist getting huge ovations from an emotional Rangers crowd before the game.

    The Washington crushing Rangers and Lundqvist saving minimum 30 shots with no goals against.

    Lundqvist being a gentleman as always after the game but his eyes glowing from revenge.

    I can't wait.

    Oh, I forgot about the Cup, yeah that would be nice too.

    Hockey is a team game and the Rangers will soon become brutally aware.

    I'm fully expecting Peter Forsberg level of competitiveness from Lundqvist this season.

    After the season most Rangers fan will agree (or realize) they ×××× but at least The King finally winning the Cup.
     
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  6. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Too bad there will probably be no crowds :(

    Would have been cool to watch though.
     
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    You are right, I hate this. :-(
     
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    Wow...Gtown looks empty...might have to go there again.

     
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    Absolutely sucks. He was a class act the whole way and I was hoping we would go on a Cup run with him.

    Sucks.
     
  11. HeyMattyB Weaponize your sincerity, kill 'em with kindness.

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    YIKES. Get well Hank, and... thanks for all the memories?
     
  12. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Oh wow. Hope everything for the best for you Henrik! Stay strong!
     
  13. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    All the best to Hank, the best goalie of his generation period. On another note, yeah this signing had 'not a good idea' written all over it from the get go but nobody listened.
     
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    Man, that sucks. I was really pumped to see Hank in DC. Hope the guy is alright.
     
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    Sad news for Lundqvist, I hope he can recover fully.

    This is Vanecek's opportunity to prove he's NHL material. Not exactly much on the UFA market to claim that back-up spot. Ryan Miller and Craig Anderson are possibilities, but both aren't exactly convincing options at age 39.
     
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    Organizational depth chart aside, I was really looking forward to seeing Lunqvist suit up for the Caps. Best of health, King.
     
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    Agreed on all counts.

    They've spent so many years developing Vanecek and he is as close to NHL-ready as he will ever be. It would be a waste to not see if he can be our 1B going forward. People forget he's only 24, was a high second round draft pick (that we traded up for), was an AHL all-star twice (won the MVP one year), and has been improving every year.

    There's a chance he wouldn't clear waivers (and is on a one-way), so, I'd rather give him a shot and find a solution if he doesn't work out, later in the year. Hopefully it *wouldn't* get there, though.

    EDIT: Just fixed a couple of mistakes.
     
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    Theres also jimmy Howard
     
  22. kicksavedave Not be suck again this year?

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    Can we trade for Holtby now?

    :(
     
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    We have a young goalie at our disposal that has been developed through our system and was a high second round draft pick that we traded up for. I'd love for them to see what Vanecek is at this point.
     
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    Dear lord no
     
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    Huge loss. Vanny doesn’t have a minute of real NHL play + Sammy needing a mentor. I see a move at some point.
     

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