The Washington Capitals should pursue Henrik Lundqvist if he’s willing to sign close to the league minimum
Henrik Lundqvist was officially bought out by the New York Rangers on Wednesday. In what amounts to a we’re-totally-sorry-we-had-to-do-this-but-we-really-had-to-do-this press release, the Rangers praised Lundqvist and honored his career.
“Few players have been as important to the Rangers franchise as Henrik Lundqvist, and we are incredibly grateful for all he has done for our organization,” James Dolan, executive chairman of MSG Sports, said in the release. “Over his 15-year tenure, he not only established himself as one of the best goaltenders to ever play the game, he has also been one of hockey’s fiercest competitors and most effective ambassadors. He will always be a part of the Rangers family.”
“We would like to thank Henrik for his immeasurable contributions to the New York Rangers,” added Rangers president and alternate governor John Davidson. “From the time I met Henrik when he first came to New York in 2005, he has been the consummate professional. His tireless work ethic, passion for the game, and love of the Rangers and New York City enabled him to become one of the greatest goaltenders in hockey and one of the best players in the history of our franchise. We all wish Henrik and his family the best going forward.”
They also posted this tribute video.