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Lundqvist on players’ perspective: “Nobody is looking to get more money”

Sep 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

Henrik Lundqvist AP

With the September 15 deadline rapidly approaching until the owners lockout the players, Rangers star goalie Henrik Lundqvist tells Andrew Gross of that it’s on the owners to figure out how they want to split up the financial pie in a fair way.

“Maybe they need to spread it better. It should be up to the owners more than the players because the money is coming in.

“Hopefully, they can figure it out,” he said. “They need to figure it out.”

It’s not all on the owners, of course, as it’s up to the players as to what they want to agree to. They could agree to the owners’ latest offer, but they’d be taking a huge loss in doing so. Lundqvist says the players’ needs are simple.

“Nobody is looking to get more money,” Lundqvist said. “We want a deal where both sides feel good. We need to figure out how to get all the teams to show a good result.”

Clock’s ticking, boys.

  1. sippindasyzurp - Sep 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Wow.. Do they really think the public is really that stupid to think this?? LAME!

    If this wasn’t about more money then we would have had a deal by now…

    I keep saying Billionaires can sit longer than Millionaires that’s just the facts… Once the players start missing game checks and its money they will NEVER get back the players will eventually cave… However long that takes who knows???

    And lets be honest here NOBODY GIVES A CRAP ABOUT THE FANS.

  2. sampulls - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    This goalie isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer….teams a losing money…..they can’t run at a lose….does that not turn a light bulb on?

    • adlent - Sep 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      What about “sharpest knives”?

  3. buffalo65 - Sep 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    He’s saying there is lots of money, some teams are making tens of millions in profits, some are losing tens of millions. Lots of money, league as a whole is making cash, the owners just need to divie it up better.

  4. nyjetblue - Sep 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Sorry Hank, but a good deal is usually one where NO ONE is happy.

  5. biffnasty - Sep 7, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    King Henry for president

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