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

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  1. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I would have loved it if his play demanded he be the backup, but here we are, forced to gifting it to him possibly....

    I like Vanny and also want to see what’s what, but this isn’t ideal to force him into. Hope he can rise to the occasion.
     
  2. Hivemind We're Touched

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    Goalies often develop slowly, but 24 is still pretty advanced to not have any NHL experience. I wouldn't put a ton of stock in them trading up for him, given their frequency to trade up aggressively and the mini-run on goalies that happened in the second round that year (I've written more about this in other threads). I also take the AHL All-Star Game Selections with a grain of salt. Every team has one, and Hershey hasn't exactly been star studded the past couple years.

    This is undoubtedly his shot, but I wouldn't try to get overly excited about Vanecek, either. Keep your expectations grounded. If he emerges into a solid NHL back-up, that's a very favorable outcome for his development track.
     
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    Sucks for him for sure, but I was never a fan seeing NYR icon playing for us.
     
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    From HFCanes get better soon King! Wish you a full recovery.
     
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    No one predicted THIS... You're just patting yourself on the back with hindsight... Nobody listened lol...
     
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    Gut punch for all. Very disappointing. Get well, dude.
     
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    No Hank-Ovi bromance is devastating.
     
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    Seriously?

    guy has a heart condition that may end his career, and you want to somehow gloat that you “called it” a few months ago?

    I’ve argued w you over the years, but have always respected you position. This? A search for accolades over a legends misfortune?

    You need some help man. Truly sad.
     
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    Damnit, get better Hank. Heart conditions are not something to mess around with.
     
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    I was pretty outspoken about being against this signing, but good lord your take here is awful. You pretending that you knew Henrik had a previously undiagnosed heart condition?
     
  11. The Instigator Zee? Where Are You, Zee?

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    And he didn't even tell Henrik about his heart condition. Could have saved the doctors a lot of testing.
     
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    Only the best wishes for Lundquist's health.

    As for the Caps, this doesn't really change anything for me, it's time for Samsonov to sink or swim, and I'd like to see what Vanecek can do, as well.
     
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    Lundqvist provided a legit short term possibility if the result was sink. Its hard to win a cup with a development goalie and or a selection from the leftover bargain bin.
     
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    Who’s available in FA still? Anyone worthy?
     
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    there's a lot of shitty old guys who cant stop a beach ball, thats it
     
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    No

    use the kids. Figure it out as the season goes
     
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    What accolades though? It was a bad idea no matter the reason. The thread is about Hank so we're kinda free to talk anything Hank/Caps related. And again - what accolades? You or anybody would send me 20k or sum in a nice new year package? Nah I don't need help, man. Y'all just need to stop being so sensitive.
    Kinda tough to reach the back with your own arms to pat it properly, mate. But okay.
     
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    Lundqvist playing with another team than the Rangers was only possible in a video game.

    Certainly at his age, his career is over. It's better for his health to stop now.
     
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    I wonder if he's still allowed to come and hoist the Cup after next season. Hopefully so.
     
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    At least he will retire as a Cap. I wish him the best.
     
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    Oh man, you definitely called it! I remember you saying "this signing is bad because he probably has an undiagnosed career-ending health issue. Why won't anyone listen to me?!" and then I couldn't hear anything over the sound of you sucking your own balls.
     
  23. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I think we can work something out....;)
     
  24. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Lol!
     
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    I don’t care who the icon is if they make the team better. Crosby can wear red whenever he wants.

    this sucks.
     
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