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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist Would Hate to See Ads on a Rangers Jersey

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Henrik Lundqvist has numerous endorsement deals, and other Rangers have agreements on memorabilia with Steiner Sports, the firm that marketed Derek Jeter's farewell.

But when it comes to selling space on jerseys for sponsors logos -- a common practice in Europe that is creeping closer to the U.S. -- the Rangers bristle at the suggestion.

"I'd hate to see ads on a Rangers jersey, the look is so classic," Lundqvist said. "It would be hard to imagine. Coming from Sweden, I know what happened there. First there was one, then more and more, and now you almost can't see the logo."

In Sweden, Lundqvist began his career with the Frolunda Indians, and a glance at the current jersey is startling: Ads on the shoulders, upper chest and sleeves, and across the bottom hem; essentially a red billboard. Russia's KHL uniforms are similar. And anyone who has watched European soccer can't help but notice the giant logos that have replaced the clubs' crests.

The NHL's uniform contract with Reebok, which has been in place since 2006, expires after the 2016-17 season. Adidas, the parent company of Reebok, outfits 18 teams in the five major soccer leagues in Europe, including Arsenal, which receives $50 million a season to wear a Fly Emirates crest. The only logo currently on NHL jerseys is Reebok's, on the back of the neck, although at least two teams have patches on practice sweaters.

But don't be surprised if the next deal, perhaps with adidas, includes some clause for future sponsorship -- if given the green light by the NHL. Perhaps it all starts with ads on third jerseys, or for special events, such as the proposed revival of the World Cup of Hockey, last staged in 1996.





http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/steve-zipay/rangers-aren-t-on-board-with-idea-of-advertising-logos-on-jerseys-1.9645183



Photos of Henrik & Therese Lundqvist at the 2014 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's Event

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Scans of Henrik Lundqvist in King Magazine 11/14

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A huge thank you goes out to both Peter and Rachel for sending me copies of this magazine. I really appreciate it. Now, if someone out there could translate this interview for us that would be great.




Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview + Notes

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Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 36 saves through regulation and overtime in the contest. He has made at least 30 saves in three of his last four appearances, and has made at least 30 saves in four games this season. Lundqvist has posted a 2-1-1 record, a 0.98 GAA, a .971 SV% (132 saves on 136 shots), and 2 SO in games in which he has made at least 30 saves in 2014-15. The Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader has registered a 6-2-3 record, along with a 1.85 GAA, a .938 SV%, and 3 SO in his last 11 appearances.

Watch Henrik Lundqvist Stop Letang on Breakaway in Overtime 11/15/14

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview + Notes

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Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in the contest. The Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader has posted a 6-2-2 record, along with a 1.85 GAA, a .937 SV%, and 3 SO in his last 10 appearances, and has registered a 5-1-2 record, along with a 1.58 GAA, a .946 SV%, and 3 SO in his last eight appearances at Madison Square Garden.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interviews + Notes

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Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 33 shots he faced to record his seventh win and third shutout of the season. The Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader has posted a 6-2-1 record, along with a 1.74 GAA, a .941 SV%, and 3 SO in his last nine appearances, and has also posted a 5-1-1 record, along with a 1.39 GAA, a .953 SV%, and 3 SO in his last seven appearances at MSG. Lundqvist’s shutout was the 53rd of his career, and he is now one shutout away from tying Ed Giacomin and Bernie Parent for 20th on the NHL’s all-time shutouts list. Lundqvist has recorded at least 30 saves in three contests this season, including each of the last two games, and has posted a 2-0-1 record, along with a 0.67 GAA, a .980 SV% (96 saves on 98 shots), and 2 SO in those contests. He is tied for the NHL lead in shutouts (three) this season.






Monday, November 10, 2014

See Henrik Lundqvist Rob Justin Shultz 11/9/14

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Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview + Notes

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Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 32 shots in the contest and was named the Third Star of the game. The Rangers’ all-time wins and shutouts leader has posted a 5-2-1 record, along with a 1.95 GAA, a .933 SV%, and 2 SO in his last eight contests, and has also registered a 4-1-1 record, along with a 1.62 GAA, a .944 SV%, and 2 SO in his last six appearances at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist recorded at least 30 saves in a game for the second time this season, and has posted a 1-1-0 record, along with a 1.01 GAA, a .969 SV% (63 saves on 65 shots), and 1 SO in the two contests.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist NBC Sports Network Video Interview

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