Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/14/13

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers watches on against the Philadelphia Flyers during their game on December 30, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Henrik Lundqvist has become one of the game's premier goalies and is the veritable face of the New York Rangers. The 2012 Vezina Trophy winner has just one year left on his deal with the club and some talks have already taken place regarding an extension. While in his native Sweden for the national team's Olympic orientation camp he spoke with Swedish TV network SVT2 about his future with the Rangers and the possibility of a maximum extension. ... It may be hard to picture but Lundqvist could command a gigantic salary and max term as part of his extension. It is likely that's exactly what he would get as an unrestricted free agent. With the market as it is and Lundqvist's status as one of if not the best goaltender in the league he could conceivably get eight years at around $8.5 million to $9.5 million per year as Larry Brooks noted weeks ago in the New York Post (via Sporting News). That's a lot of coin. However it doesn't seem Lundqvist is in any rush to sign a max deal one ...
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