Yesterday, Libor Hajek did an interview for a Czech outlet and was asked a question about Henrik Lundqvist. His answer revealed what happened when the Rangers legendary net-minder said goodbye to his teammates.
The hurt was still fresh for the Rangers after getting swept by the Carolina Hurricanes. It was about to get deeper when Henrik Lundqvist addressed his teammates and said his goodbyes. According to Libor Hajek in a Czech interview today, “He said he didn’t know what would happen to him if the Rangers bought him out or went somewhere else.”
In what is expected to be a flooded goalie market that will have Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray, and Darcy Kuemper on the block, it will be hard to trade Henrik Lundqvist.That is why the chatter has him as a buyout candidate when the window opens soon. “It was hard for him,” Hajek added about Lundqvist’s farewell to his team.
This morning I went back to the article to excerpt and translate other tidbits from the interview. What I found is that the quote has now been removed. This just got more interesting.
The Libor Hajek interview was more wide-ranging than that question on Henrik Lundqvist. He explained why he wants to play now, “I want to prepare well and be one hundred percent ready for Rangers camp.” Hajek is also determined to make the team. “I have a goal to grab a spot on big club, I want to do my best for it. “
Lindbom stopped 31 of 33 shots in regulation/OT (.939 SV%) and didn't allow a goal at even strength in the contest. #NYR— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) September 16, 2020
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