“It’s going to hurt for a couple of weeks. Eventually I will reflect on the season and the playoffs, but right now I am trying to get away from it and take a step back. But I do want to try and learn something from it. It’s been a great year, so many great things happened, it’s about the ride, but in the end it comes down to winning. We have to find a way to be better next year.”—Henrik Lundqvist
Just wanted to mention a few things now that the Rangers season is over. Obviously there won’t be quite as many posts on the blog over the Summer, but I will still do my best to keep things rolling over as I did during the offseason last year.
We’ve still got the NHL Awards next month, so hopefully a certain Swede will be bringing home a trophy or three. And a baby at some point! But other than that, if anyone feels like submitting anything (favourite photos, comments, anything you like that’s obviously within reason) then please feel free to do so.
And yeah, thank you for reblogging and liking posts, for following and commenting. The follower numbers have grown rapidly since the Winter Classic, then through the All-Star game weekend and now the playoffs too, so thanks again for that.
I'm sorry about your team not advancing. I have some followers that deeply love the Rangers and I can't help but feel bad for them and you. I didn't get to watch as many games as I would have liked, but I know your team had an amazing season. Sincerely, Penguins and Kings fan
Thanks Chelle, I really appreciate that. Good luck to the Kings in the final!
Because you guys have my full respect, because Lundqvist has become on my biggest idols in my entire life, because Henry has earned the title of King, because shutting our Brodeur is one of the most amazing feats ever accomplished, and because the Rangers have become my favorite Eastern Team. Great run Rangers and good fortune to you next year -Sincerely Eliminated Sharks fans
Thank you so much for this, and good luck to the Sharks next season too!
“It’s an empty feeling, a frustrating feeling, a disappointing feeling. We put a lot of work in together and obviously we wanted to get further, but they had a good team. I give them some credit. It’s just such a terrible feeling. It’s over. All the work that you put in the last couple months — even the last eight months — it hurts.”—Henrik Lundqvist
“It’s a 2-2 conference final. We’re happy to be home, and we feel good and are pretty excited. We should see this as a great opportunity to do something great. Of course we wanted to win Monday night, but it didn’t happen. We just look forward to playing this next game.”—Henrik Lundqvist
“We’re looking for another big win here. And it is tough, because a lot of times the other team just respond in a desperate way and play real hard, and we just have to match it. We have to realize how important this game is to all of us and play our best game in the series here.”—Henrik Lundqvist
“All-world level. That’s (Henrik Lundqvist). He’s been the backbone of our team for a long time now. When he’s making those huge saves we just feed off of his saves and try and turn it into offense the other way.”—Dan Girardi on Henrik Lundqvist
“(Henrik Lundqvist) comes to the game so prepared and he wants to win more than anybody. It was his play that got us through the tough minutes (today) and we knew we had to pick it up for him. He was just in that zone. You felt he was unbeatable.”—Ryan McDonagh on Henrik Lundqvist