10/2/18 | 5:38PM: Quinn said on Tuesday of Lundqvist that he is in "world class shape who is incredibly competitive and a team guy, who wants to be here and be part of the next successful Stanley Cup run. I know people talk about his age, I've said this before, I think it's a position that you can play longer at than the other two and as long as he keeps himself in the shape he is in, he will never lose his competitiveness, I think he has a lot of great hockey ahead of him." (NYR)
9:55AM: Lundqvist said that he plans to return to playing deep in his crease, saying "It's what I trust. It's my game. It's who I always was as a goalie." (NY Post)
He said that he has worked hard to get back to "basics" and his "foundation" and that there have been times in the past when he was too aggressive, tried to "do too much" and at times "kind of lost my game plan." (NY Post)
Lundqvist said, in general, that he thinks a rebuild can go quickly and that, like Vegas, it's about "finding the right pieces." (Aftonbladet)
9/30/18 | In his three preseason games this year, Henrik Lundqvist:
- Stopped 17 of 22 shots in 26:37 against the Flyers
- Stopped 14 of 15 shots in 39:54 against the Devils
- Stopped 32 of 36 shots in 60:53 against the Islanders
Following the game against the Devils, Lundqvist said that he felt a lot better, "more comfortable," and that the prior practices to that game were his best of camp. (NYR Game Notes)
After the loss to the Islanders on Wednesday, Lundqvist said that he felt good and felt like he was playing his game but that there is still a lot that the players need to work on.
He said, "there's so many things we can just do a little bit better and prepare ourselves here to get a good start."
David Quinn said before the game against Philly that he thinks Lundqvist is in a "great spot physically and mentally, and feeling good." (NYR)
Quinn said that Lundqvist has been looking really good in practice and that the structure the Rangers want to implement should help him. (NYR)
Earlier this week, Quinn said that he didn't want to put a number on the amount of games Lundqvist plans to play this season, noting that it will be game by game and in some ways dependent on how his backup is playing. (NY Post)
Quinn added though that with the shape Lundqvist keeps himself in, "why can't he be the Tom Brady of goalies?" (The Athletic)
Lundqvist started 61 games last season, going 26-26-7.
On Lundqvist, Jeff Gorton said that Lundqvist is in "great shape," wants to play and plays better when he plays more, but that he needs to play well.
Adam Rotter: Lundqvist should be around 55-60 games for a variety of reasons. One is to make sure that Alex Georgiev gets enough minutes to continue his development and another is that fewer games could keep him fresher throughout the season and possibly the future. Henrik is usually at his best when he plays a number of games in a row, but the Rangers are in a state right now where they want to win every night, but also need to look at the future. Henrik is part of both of those situations, at least for the next few years, and the Rangers need to figure out which situation is best for him and them with a focus on now but also next year. The hope that the Rangers have is that they will return to the playoffs and, and hopefully, contention, within the next couple of years and that Henrik will be a big part of that. For that to happen, they probably need to rest him a bit more and hope that they feel the benefit in future springs.