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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Henrik Lundqvist Head & Shoulders Ad

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The above photo was taken by a Rangers fan in Stockholm. I would love to see an ad like this here in New York. Apparently these ads are everywhere there. But are there others? I welcome any of my Swedish readers to send any pictures of Henrik both real and/or ads to me at hlundqvistblog@gmail.com and I will post them here.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Old Photos of Henrik on a Boat in Sweden

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Rangers to Play Lundvist's Former Team in Sweden

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Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will get the homecoming he surely has dreamed of when the Blueshirts play a special exhibition game against Lundqvist's former team, the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday, Sept. 30.

"I'm very excited about this game. New York and Gothenburg have both played a huge part in my career," said Lundqvist. "Last time I was on skates in that arena we were celebrating our second championship. I'm sure it will bring back a lot of memories."


The game is part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge, and tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, June 21, at 9 a.m. local time in Gothenburg (3 a.m. ET). For more information on purchasing tickets visit www.ticnet.se.

It will be a unique experience for Lundqvist, who played five seasons for Frolunda before coming to the NHL. In 2005, his last in Sweden before joining the Rangers, Henrik captured both the Golden Puck and the Golden Helmet awards for outstanding play. To make the occasion even more special, Henrik, a two-time NHL All-Star, will oppose his twin brother Joel, who plays for the Indians.

"It will be special in a lot of ways for sure," Lundqvist said of the Sept. 30 game. "To play against my brother again, and a bunch of guys that I played with for a lot of years will just add to that feeling."




http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=566433

Henrik Lundqvist Views MSG Transformation

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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped by Madison Square Garden to check out the progress on the Transformation before heading back to Sweden for the summer to get ready for his wedding.

He spoke to construction workers, stood in the space that was formerly the Rangers locker room and toured the Arena to see what the new concourses and suites will look like.



http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=566558&navid=DL|NYR|home

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Henrik Lundqvist on the Mix Megapol Morning Show

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Thank you to reader Josey for letting me know that Henrik was a guest on the Mix Megapol morning show. I do not have the actual interview (and actually wouldn't be able to understand it if I did) but if anyone out there comes across it and can translate it for me I would really appreciate it. I would love to hear what he had to say. I wish he did more interviews like this in the U.S.


Here is all I could find:

"Otherwise, it was NHL pro Henrik Lundqvist, here. Henry plays the New York Rangers and has now lived in the U.S. for six years and he told me that it's starting to feel like home. We got oxå out he in summer are getting married and how the courtship happened. SWEEEET!"


and

"Henrik Lundqvist honored tomorrow gang with a visit this morning at Mix Megapol.
He said such about how he proposed to his girlfriend, Therese, and a bit about the upcoming wedding this summer. It's probably the first time you are more interested in seeing how the groom looks rather than the bride! Nada. The wedding will take place in the Caribbean the first week of August with 32 invited guests".


http://bitterblondin.se/2011/06/22/henke-lundqvist-hos-morronganget/
http://www.mixmegapol.se/on-air/mix-megapols-morrongaeng/item/9419-henke

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More Henrik in Sweden Sightings

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Thanks to reader Ritva for this video of a surprise appearance Henrik made during former Rangers teammate Fredrik Sjostrom's radio interview, and the above photo is of Henrik and a lucky fan (with Sjostrom in the background).

New Henrik & Joel Lundqvist Interview; Henrik to Marry in the Caribbean

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Unlikely to see us playing for the same team '

Gothenburg. Sedin twins played Stanley Cup final this morning.
The twins Henrik and Joel Lundqvist will meet instead in Gothenburg.
- I would have given a lot to be in the Sedin clothes. To play for the Stanley Cup is my main goal, "says Henke.

We meet hockey twins Lundqvist in Frölundaborg. Both have been practicing. Joel with Frölunda, Henrik with some other NHL players who need to stay in shape during the summer break.
The brothers came to Frölundaborg from opposite directions, but traveling in the same direction from there. - I'll go and meet Joel's family, "says Henke. They've been one more to since we last met.
Wilma, three years, got a little brother, Victor, a week ago. Henke look forward to meeting both of them. - Wilma and I have Skyped a few times, we'll see if that's enough for her to remember Uncle Henke ...
- We explain when Henke is on TV, explains Joel.

Separate lives

Until Henrik moved to New York and the Rangers after Frölundas national championships in 2005 the brothers were close. Since then, they lived separate lives. Now they meet, basically only when Henrik comes home to Gothenburg in the summer.
- But since we did not go to the playoffs this year there was an opportunity to go over to New York for a week, "says Joel. It was great to hang out. Go out and eat dinner and hang out, just us two.
We are like two buddies who hung together for 20 years, knows what the other is thinking. We also have some contact even if we do not meet, "says Joel.
Are you talking on the phone every day?
- No, says Henke. Maybe once a week. We talked a lot more when Joel played in Dallas, now it's so big time difference. In addition, we work as closely with matches, and on game days I am not talking in the phone, then I focus only on hockey.
- But we text more often. To check out the situation or to ask something, "says Joel.
And how much do check up you on each other?
- I always follow Frölunda, "said Rangers goalie. Viewing "hightlights" online ...
- ... And there I am never included. So he has no further check on me, joking Joel. But I always check teletext in the morning to see if he'd been pulled ... I have good control of Henke. There is much to read in newspapers and online.

"My big goal"

Joel has been pre-season training at Frölunda Campus in Frölundaborg since April 8, while Henrik just drove a couple of workouts since he came home to Gothenburg last week. But goalkeeper appreciates Frölunda facility.
- They have it almost too comfortable , he jokes and get a laugh for a response from my brother. Seriously, there are conditions for optimum performance. It is the NHL level if you look at it as a whole.
- But if you look at the details differ some, like Joel, after three years in the Dallas organization. There are a lot more people who work in the NHL clubs, and they are in some ways quite different resources.


Vancouver's twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin have fought their way to top positions in the NHL and played the seventh and decisive Stanley Cup Finals this morning.
- Imagine being able to be there again, "said Henrik dreamily. It's my big goal in hockey career. But when I was younger it was just the ultimate goal, I saw, over the years, I have learned to appreciate the way there. The ultimate goal is so short while the journey is long.


You have won the Olympics and two national championships with Frölunda, you have a few more goals than the Stanley Cup gold left?
- Yes, I have never won the World Cup. And I would like to do. I turned down the World Championships last spring after talking with my employer, but the longer Sweden went, the more hungry I became.

"Move in separate directions:

Joel returned to Frölunda in 2009 after three years in North America and may not have the same goals as my brother.
- There are older players who go to NHLfor a second time. But it is perhaps not so realistic, I'm 29 now. I aimed primarily at winning with Frölunda again. I have two national championships and would like to have one more.
Is there any possibility to see you in the same team again?
- Actually, it is well-unlikely, "says Henrik. We have separate , careers but if there should be a way we talk about it then.
Can you imagine playing in Frölunda again?
- The door is wide open, it would be fun. But I do not know how likely it is. Because I'm not going to move back home if I am finished in the NHL. Do I think I'm done over there I'm probably finished as a player. Should I move back home is to perform, not to unwind.
- As for me, "says Joel. I did not get any good offers over there and did not feel ready to retire. I moved home to Frölunda to play and develop.
Joel goes on vacation next week, Henrik is a bit into his long leave. In late July they both start their hard training for next season, which ends approximately when they both are 30 years old.
Can you imagine playing in another ten years, as Niklas Anderson did?
- Sure. I love this, "says Joel. Can see myself playing for many more years of ...
Joel interrupt and knock hard on the wooden table.
- ... I can be injury-free. Too many injuries undoubtedly shorten his career.
- Just as it is, confirms Henrik. I can play for ten more years, depending on how your body feels. But so fresh that I have been this season, I have not been to eight or nine years. I tend to have knee or hip problems, but now I feel nothing.
While the new father of two Joel looks forward to a family vacation, Henke is on planning for this wedding.
The first week in August it's off to the Caribbean where 32 invited guests will be at Henriks and Theresa Andersson wedding.
The date is chosen according to Joel.
- We knew that Joel and Amanda would have another child and did not think it would be too tight, "said Henry.
- But I go alone, we think that Victor is too small to take him there. Therefore Amanda and the kids at home stay at home, "says Joel.
Henke proposed to Theresa in a very spectacular way. With invited guests, including Swedish friends to Therese, in a Manhattan restaurant that was drowned in the flowers.
- I added all-out on a board, "he says. I worked with it a month, was always afraid that someone would say too much. But everything worked out.
Are you as romantic, Joel?
- You'll have to ask my wife if ... But Henke wanted the American style. He has seen the movie what to do



Thanks to reader Ritva for the article and translation.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day with Henrik Lundqvist

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Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Official: Henrik is Back in Sweden for the Summer

ShareThis News on Henrik has been slow lately and now we know why. It seems that Henrik & Therese have returned home to Sweden for the summer. When they come back to New York, they will be married. Hopefully, the Swedish media will cover the wedding somewhat, so we can at least see a picture of Henrik in his tux. Anyway, here is a photo of Henrik and a fan, which I believe was taken yesterday in Sweden.










Thursday, June 2, 2011

Glory To The King - The Puck Stops Here - Skreened T-shirts, Organic Shirts, Hoodies, Kids Tees, Baby One-Pieces and Tote Bags

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Glory To The King - The Puck Stops Here - Skreened T-shirts, Organic Shirts, Hoodies, Kids Tees, Baby One-Pieces and Tote Bags