Apr 14, 2014, 10:08 PM EDT
After a season that saw him start slowly, King Henrik has looked a bit more like himself down the stretch. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Lundqvist said that’s no coincidence.
“Early in the season there were a couple of distractions. I’m not going to lie — the contract played a part,” said Lundqvist, who signed a seven-year, $59.5 million extension on Dec. 4 after also dealing with an early-season injury that remains unidentified. “When you add everything together, it was not perfect. It was the most challenging part of my entire career.”
For Lundqvist to say that, it was certainly serious business. Given how poor his numbers were early in the season, the Rangers might be kicking themselves for not getting his extension done sooner.
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