Bob McKenzie at TSN reports that with Glen Sather in Toronto for Hockey Hall of Fame/GM meetings, the expectation is there will be extension talks with Henrik Lundqvist's agent Don Meehan this week.
…my opinion on the Lundqvist extension talks haven't changed. The Rangers would be out of their minds to offer a contract longer than six years. I'd be fine with a larger cap hit ($8 million per) if it ensures a shorter term. Would be highly irresponsible for Sather to be paying a 39-year old goaltender top dollar.
…and for those of you wondering how Talbot's strong start to the season influences these negotiations, they don't. I refuse to believe that four starts into the career of a 26-year old backup can impact Lundqvist's contract talks. Plain and simple, it's going to come down to money.
…i also think Lundqvist is way more willing to re-sign with the Rangers now than he was three weeks ago. Winning cures all.