It has certainly been an exciting, roller coaster career with one of the greatest goalies to play the game of hockey...Henrik Lundqvist of the new York Rangers

It is definitely a bittersweet moment to lose Lundqvist who has been the "heart and soul" for the Rangers for the last fifteen years.

Over the last fifteen years, Lundqvist has taken the Rangers to the playoffs 12 times with three trips to the Eastern Conference finals and a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014 to lose to the Los Angeles Kings four games to one in the best of seven series.

Lundqvist's career with the Rangers ends with 459 victories, 64 shutouts, 61 postseason victories and winner of the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy (Best goalie at his position for the season)

If only the Rangers could have won the Stanley Cup with Henrik Lundqvist...That's what makes this even more sad for Rangers fans

The New York Rangers have announced that they will "buy-out" Lundqvist's contract on Wednesday and he will be eligible for the free agency market with another team.

According to Forever Blueshirts:

Henrik Lundqvist is 38 years-old and has one year left at $8.5 million. When Rangers buy him out, they will have to eat $5.5 million on the salary cap, but will gain a crucial $3 million is space.

The Rangers are in the middle of a rebuilding process with a lot younger players and need to clear themselves from some expensive contracts.

So...The new era begins with goalie phenom Igor Shesterkin in the crease. He has shown brilliance at such a young age, so let's hope as Rangers fans that we are heading in the right direction to finally win our first Stanley Cup since 1994.

Thank you Henrik Lundqvist for everything you have done as a New York Ranger. You will be remembered as one of the best to ever put on a Rangers sweater.

But as a sports fan, and Rangers fan, it is time to focus on winning that cup moving forward. So as always...Let's Go Rangers!!


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