Rangers fans can’t bear the sight of this new Henrik Lundqvist
The King has a brand new throne.
Henrik Lundqvist posted a photo to Twitter Sunday afternoon of him sitting inside his new cubby within the Capitals locker room, captioning it as, “New environment.” Simply above the veteran netminder is his new identify plate, together with his final identify printed subsequent to the Caps emblem in addition to his new quantity: 35.
The 38-year-old Lundqvist was bought out by the Rangers on the finish of September, parting methods with the group he performed with for 15 years. The Rangers opened up $three million in cap area for 2020-21 by shopping for out the ultimate season of his seven-year cope with the franchise that started in 2014-15. The buyout, nevertheless, will add $1.5 million in lifeless area for the 2021-22 season.
The Capitals signed Lundqvist to a one-year, $1.5 million deal because the free company window opened on Oct. 9. After former Caps goalie Braden Holtby signed with the Vancouver Canucks in free company, Washington opted so as to add Lundqvist behind Ilya Samsonov, who is anticipated to be the first starter for the group subsequent season.
Regardless that Lundqvist seemingly appears content material with the smirk on his face, many Rangers followers grimaced in ache on the sight of their former franchise goalie getting snug in a rival’s locker room.
“Roadtrip. Testing our new environment and we LIKE it😎” Lundqvist wrote on Instagram.