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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview


Monday, January 28, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Garden of Dreams Press Conference Video Interview


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Hockey Night in Canada Video Interview


Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview


Friday, January 25, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Photos of Henrik Lundqvist at Garden of Dreams Foundation Press Conference


You can purchase a print or bid on the original canvas painting seen in the above pictures at All proceeds go to the Garden Of Dreams Foundation.

Henrik Lundqvist NHL Live Video Interview 1/22/13


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Added New Additions to The Crown Collection

I attended the Rangers home opener on Sunday night. Here are some new additions to the Crown Collection I saw in the team store:


Here's the official press release on the new additions:

Today New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist unveiled new additions to the highly popular Crown Collection, a selection of apparel he designed where a portion of all proceeds benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Lundqvist is the Foundation’s spokesperson, and has raised thousands of dollars and spent countless hours mentoring and inspiring Garden of Dreams children. In 2012, Lundqvist was given the Garden of Dreams Hero Award, honoring him for his commitment to the Foundation, and his active, on-going dedication to children facing obstacles.

New Crown Collection pieces for this season include a signature fitted jacket, hooded sweatshirt, a new fitted cap style, a knit scarf, as well as select novelty items all featuring the exclusive logo of a crown with Lundqvist’s number 30 in the center. These items will be complimented by the classic t-shirt and hat that debuted last season. The Crown Collection is sold exclusively at retail stores at Madison Square Garden. A portion of all proceeds benefit Garden of Dreams.

“After the success of last year’s Crown Collection I couldn’t be more excited for fans to see the new pieces this season,” said Lundqvist. "It was such a great way to connect with fans as well as raise money for The Garden of Dreams Foundation. The amazing work that Garden of Dreams does for underprivileged kids is so important to me, I’m really proud that Crown Collection can contribute to such a great cause."

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. Through ongoing programs that use the magic of MSG – including the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse – the Foundation develops strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 225,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, visit

Sorry about the poor lighting in the pictures. They were taken on my iPhone and the lighting situation at MSG is pretty bad as well. What do you think about the new Crown Collection additions? I personally was hoping the Crown Collection hoodie would have the crown logo on the front of it, and in color. Instead the crown is on the back of the hoodie and it's completely black. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview

As always, he is very honest in analyzing himself. Check out the new Crown Collection jacket.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Robs Krejci 1/19/13

  Save of the year already? Could be. He absolutely robbed Krejci. What an amazing save. 

How Henrik Lundqvist Spent the Lockout; Plus New Photo of Charlise



Daddy-daughter time

Before the lockout became a reality, the Swedish goalie was already undergoing a life change. He and wife Therese welcomed their first child in July — daughter Charlise.

“It was definitely an adjustment for me the first couple of weeks. Then after a couple of months, you start getting used to the new routine,” says Lundqvist, 30, who took his new family back to Gothenburg, Sweden, in October.

“That’s the only good thing about this lockout. I had the opportunity to spend time with family, and I know they appreciated [spending time with Charlise],” says Lundqvist. “She’s a happy baby and hardly screams. My mom keeps telling me that we’ve been lucky.”

Lundqvist says his little lady lights up when she sees their Doberman, Nova. “She laughs hysterically when she sees the dog.”

The Lundqvists flew back just before the lockout ended Jan. 5. When word of a deal spread, the team didn’t pop the Champagne. The goalie immediately rallied a group to head to the team’s Tarrytown rink. “Our celebration was skating with a purpose.”

Indeed, all seems right with the world for The King. Both at work — and most definitely at home. “I enjoy [Charlise] more and more each week. I look forward to the connection we’re going to have,” he says. “I like the idea of daddy’s little girl.”

Henrik Lundqvist ESPN This Is SportsCenter Commercial


I loved this. Can't wait to see the second one.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Says Charlise is a "Happy kid"


The day has come. Whoever Henrik Lundqvist hoped already in september Well in december he was tired of hoping that the NHL lockout would be blown off. "I was really down for a while. It was the day I went and was ... yes, very quiet, "says hockey star said.

Lockout-journey has been an emotional roller-coaster for most players in the NHL. Those who did not come to work because of the contract dispute with the owners that began last summer.

But anyone who encountered a disappointed and restless Henrik Lundqvist know his feelings in particular is about to move forward, move on, win.

Stand still? Absolutely not.

- It was incredibly frustrating. I can not just snap your fingers and decide to "Now I feel good," when I do not. This is also when I play. Is it bad I feel worse, but that's fine and we win, I feel its best.

- They tried not to think about it but it reminded all the time and was disappointed.

Getting skating on the ice in conjunction with teammates in the New York Rangers in the weeks that went was in a sense a victory.

And Lundqvist glow accordingly.

Praised as this year's goalie last year, after a Rangers Season own fans not seen the likes of since the Stanley Cup victory in 1994, there are high hopes for the season 2012-2013.

One wonders of course if the Rangers, a team on the rise, affected more than others by the lockout?

- It remains to be seen whether we can deliver and stand up to the expectations. We have a good enough team to win this year, absolutely. We have got a couple of new players who are really sharp - Rick Nash is understood that stand out, but it's not just him.

What is all this? Some that are not recovered after Christmas buffets?

- Some are more fit than others of course ... but I think everyone seems to have done well. All knew that it could go fast, so you had to keep running all the time.

How did you do yourself?

- I trained on ice at home in Gothenburg at least three days a week. I had indeed just a shooter, my old goalie coach. So I have a lot of pucks at me, but the timing is such that I have to train in now. It will probably take a few matches.

- That there are no friendlies will probably be felt. It is usually supposed to look a little different at first. Hawaii hockey with games that are a bit helter-skelter.

And for you?

- I have to be patient in the beginning. I will not be one hundred percent, it would be strange if I was.

You have just become a father, the job must lockout has given you more time?

- Yes, if you're going to see something positive with it is that I got to be a lot with my daughter (Charlise, 6 months) the first time. She is a happy kid. Smiles every morning and now she begins to become more as a person. It grows on one, the whole thing. You get so much stronger bonds for each day that passes.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Mike Francesa Show Interview 1/17/13


Click the link below to hear Henrik's interview from earlier today on the Mike Francesa show.

  Audio On Demand « CBS New York

New Henrik Lundqvist Video Interview


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Translated Grunden Bois Interview


Full Name: Bjorn, Henrik Lundqvist
Age: 30
Shoe size: 44
Length: 185
Weight: 86
Family: Wife & Child
Location: New York
Car: Maserati, Lamborghini, Audi S7
Mobile: Apple Iphone
Favorite holiday destination: Caribbean
Favorite dish: Hamburger
Favorite drink: Coke
Favorite Clothing Brand: Prada
Favorite Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Favorite movie: Gladiator
Have you purchased foundation Bois bag at ICA
Quantum Munkebäck sometime?
- No, but I go there I'll buy one!
Think it sounds like a great collaboration with
a good ICA retailer!
As an ambassador for Gothenburg & Sweden
should you get driving a Volvo in New York?
- Ha, ha! There has been no Volvo yet.
But you never know now that we have a little daughter,
when even want to have a safe and spacious car!
What gives you Joel for Christmas?
- We usually do not buy anything more to each other but
above all, I can not reveal it here in your
Know that you are sending to the foundation Bois Magazine
Frölunda Indians and then there's the risk that he
loading ...

Is it congestion in New
- Yes they have tolls, as soon as you
leaving or coming to Manhattan.
If you are able,
you will be set up at the World Cup in the spring?
- Absolutely! A World Cup on home turf attracts course
but will see how the situation is at the time.
Have you gotten rid of your dandruff yet?
- Ha, ha! Have never had any huge problems
dandruff shampoo as but using
preventive measure.
Guarding your dog so she does not get
in order to jump over the edge of your
- She can run free there. The high
edges, so she does not reach.
So far, she has not gotten the idea to jump ...
Laws to holes without anesthesia?
- Have not really had any major holes, so I have
escaped to cook.
Do you sleep in a tent bed with Joel, when you are in
- Ha, ha! No, I have my own apartment
in Gothenburg, so my brother will not have me
guest room!
What profession do you think you had, if
you were not professional hockey player?
- My whole life has been about sports, so I had
probably working on something in that area.
Who of you & Joel used diapers at?
- Huh? No idea, but we ended safely same
day, we always followed each other.
Have lunch box with you to work?
- Uh, no. We have a restaurant at the training center
where we eat, so I do not bring lunch box.
Have you ever been in really NHL fighting?
- I've been in some turmoil but never
thrown the gloves and fought.
Have you got the puck on any dick
- Oh yes, it happens look that closely! Once
beginning of my hockey career, so I trained without
jockstrap. It behaved no better than the trainer
shot me right on target! But in retrospect, so
it did no damage. 've Become the father of a
daughter ...
Who, besides someone in your family, would
you want to spend on a desert island?
- Wow, it was hard! But Fredrik Sjostrom in Frolunda is a happy guy, so him I had taken with.

Think it's important to laugh if you're stuck on 
enVill you do not try something else
team in the NHL?
- No, I'm very happy in
New York and the club.
Can you give us a
- Yeah, listen, can hardly think of any right
Now ...
Is not it hard to sleep with all the noise in
New York?
- You get used to. We live high up in the house, so we
have it a bit easier but usually you hear sirens
from various emergency vehicles.
Here in Gothenburg is silent, so it is very
Will you move to Gothenburg and play
in Frölunda after your NHL career?
- I do not know. I leave all doors open
for the future. But it would of course be fun
to play with my brother igenHar you own brand or do you want
- Right now I sell fans stuff like T-shirts,
hats and more. They go under the name Crown
The money goes to charity.
Have you ever forgotten to take with you your
- Sometimes you forget to put on some protection
but I have always found it before I went ag has always found it before I went on
isen.Vilken the grisigaste
players you have met?
- There are a lot of such
types of players in the NHL. All teams have a
Such players. The worst is perhaps
David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils.
What was it like to win Olympic gold?
- Great fun, a dream! I also got to take
gold along with those who have been my idols;
Forsberg, Sundin & Lidas!
Who is the best Swedish
hockey player in the Elite League at the moment?
- Has the best track of goalkeepers, so I say
Gustaf Wesslau.
Do you change the diaper on your daughter?
- Yeah, but. There are many diaper changes and wake
nights. In the past, I slept the hours I needed but
now it's less sleep!
Have had to start to bed on time instead ...
What is the longest trip you have in the NHL?
- It is when we go to Vancouver. It takes about
five and a half hours to fly there!
What annoys you the most?
- Spontaneous is the traffic jams that can stress me. Are
the part of the New York ...
Are you following basis Bois on Twitter or
- No, but maybe I should take and do, so I
have an eye on what you are doing!
Do you dare to lend and let Joel run your
- Joel has not been able to run it yet.
But he comes to New York so he goes
of course, do it!
Why do hockey players spit so much
in the booth?
- I do not know but it is well that they sweat
much and become dry in the mouth.
Were you goalie because you were too lazy?
- Ha, ha, no, I thought it was exciting
all protection goalkeepers had.
My idol was Pekka Lindmark!
Who shoots the hardest in the NHL?
- Zdeno Chara shoots the puck in 160 km. It is
probably the hardest of all, so when he charges for it
to be awake ...
Who paint your helmet?
- It's a Swedish guy named David
Gunnarsson. He has painted my helmet for years.
Prince Daniel was the first royal equality
who had been on a visit to Bois clubhouse.
Do you like King of New York met
Prince Daniel sometime?
- Oops, I should have an eye on. Have met
royal family, but do not remember if he was with
then ...
Do you have a avgjuten helmet so it fits
Just you?
- No. Nowadays, the helmets a decor
molds to the head.
What do you bench press?
- Oh, I do not run the bench press now. Sooner took jagFörr I took
well at most 125 kg.
Are you ever afraid of shots?
- Yes, it actually happens. Especially in the beginning of a
training before they had time to become hot.
You get a little gun-shy even if you got a shot
in an unprotected place but after a while you can
över.Vad's true love for you?
- Could be several things. That you love someone
incredible deal. To show respect for each other.
Friends and people you like, you are ready
to do more.
How did you meet your wife?
- We met here in town many years ago.
We have had and have a long and enjoyable journey
If you look at any Swedish TV programs in
- I do not watch that much. But so much better
I have watched dator'n.
Do you take snuff?
- Well, I may snuff sometimes ...
How do you celebrate Christmas in the U.S.?
- It's been different every year. We are trying to fix
Swedish Christmas food, so we feel at home.
Sometimes we celebrated with friends and sometimes with
our families.
Are you on your guard so no shark
Sea bites you in the butt in the U.S.?
- Ha, ha! Yes, in Hampton outside New York's
among other things, great white sharks in the sea!
So you have to be on guard ...
Can you surf on the surfboard?
- I have tried several times but I'm useless
on it!
Doing misconduct unless you use
right shampoo?
- Well, but I actually use the shampoo!
Do you have a boat?
- No, I have no boat. But I like to be on
ocean and ride with others.
I usually get the handle ropes ...
Can you imagine having a small foundation
Bois mark on your hockey mask?
- Wow, it's not just choose what you want to
mask. In the NHL, there are rules for what you may have
for brands.
Will take and check it out!
Who of you and Joel did
school best?
- We both took schoolwork seriously. In
school, like everything else, competed
we. I'm stuck because I went out
high school with better grades than
him ...

What do you think of Tommy Salo's gaffe
against Belarus?
- As a goalkeeper you know exactly how it feels, so I
part with him!
Long shots may seem simple but sometimes it can
be such that the longer and softer shot, the more
have time to think and it may be wrong. Often
it easier to save fast and hard shots, then
to react more with backbone!
Have you done some real goalkeeper board
- Oh, yeah! Each season will be a few tabs!
However, it is important that not too many.
It is important to immediately go on to show that you
can play well!
What time do you have on the 8-ball in Skatås?
- I used to run in the summer Skatås
but then it was mostly 5th gear. Nowadays, I usually
Summer training with a lot of tennis.
Tennis is good for coordination, reflexes,
kondisen and so it becomes a competitive element. Then
it's fun too!
What does your wife in New York?
- She has not been able to work when she has not had one
"Green card". She has worked with the charity.
But now she has been "green card", so now she can
jobba.inte had hockey?
- Well, but I think it's
relaxing and fun to play guitar,
especially with others!
How does it feel to be the statue?
- Has never actually thought about it
previously. But it's always fun with appreciation
for what you do.
I have always felt an incredible jacking from
Frölunda Indians organization and Frölunda
As for the statue, so we do not know if there will be
reality yet ...
What do you do after your hockey career?
- Hard to say. Do not know where we will stay.
Maybe I want to work with the media. I may well start
think about what I should do, I've quite a few
contacts. But I would agree all the doors open,
so far.
Have you tried to be without goalkeeper
helmet for fun sometime, as old
- No, and yes! I was an instructor at a
hockey school and put me in goal to show
how to act as a goalkeeper.
Then I got a puck in the face ...
What is the best thing was the twin with
- It was great fun when we grew up!
Me and Joel have always been best friends and
always inspired each other.
Where to buy clothes in Gothenburg?
- I have not shopped much but something has
it has become the NK and the Tiger store.
Who learned to go first, you or Joel?
- As with everything else, so we learned probably
to go at the same time!
What was the feeling when you played with
Rangers at the Scandinavium?
- It was a very special and emotional night!
This I will never forget!
What was your first car?
- It was a Pontiac Firebird. The disadvantage of the
was that it never had time to get warm in the winter,
so after half Gothenburg winter I changed ...
How did you find your dream apartment in New
- We looked at many apartments but now feels
it is that we found the right place!
What about dentists in the U.S.?
- They are good. You choose dentists depending on påberoende
what insurance you have.
The New York Rangers have our own dentist, who
look to us. It becomes a part of them to do, for
There are many dental injuries on the court players! I
I coped better with the mask.
What are you cooking time for the food to your wife?
- I'm really bad at cooking! My task äratt take counter ..

Which is the most beautiful goals you
released in?
- I always try to repress and go
Furthermore, how the goals went over backwards
What is the best
restaurant in Gothenburg?
- There are many, but Mr. P & Tvåkanten
Sjömagasinet is good!
What is a typical breakfast U.S.?
- A typical American breakfast can be eggs &
bacon, bagels, pancakes with syrup!
Can you crochet?
- Crochet?! We did that at school, I remember, but
how to do, I have completely forgotten.
Who would not want to get stuck in an elevator
- Well I have no list directly on the hard
people but there are many dangerous and
evil-minded people,
that would not be so fun
becoming stuck in an elevator with.
Will you pay fixed it
is a lockout in the NHL?
- No, we got our senasteNej, we got our last
salary in april.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist One-On-One Video Interview With Jim Cerny


Monday, January 14, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Practice Video Interview


Behind the Scenes Video of Henrik Lundqvist at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon


Henrik Lundqvist Announces Upcoming Launch of his Official Website


No word on the exact date of the launch, but if I had to guess, it would be the first day of the season. If you're an avid reader of the blog you may recall I found the following video a few months ago and posted it (it got taken down). It's Henrik's official video bio from the site. It's a really awesome, well put together video, so if you didn't see it then, I suggest you check it out now. Also, how cool is it to see his logo in the corner of the videos? I can't wait for him to launch some new Crown Collection apparel!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Welcomed Rick Nash to New York With a Toast


When Rick Nash arrived in Manhattan in July following completion of the trade from Columbus, he and his girlfriend were invited to Henrik Lundqvist’s apartment, where the Rangers goaltender and his wife toasted the new arrivals with champagne.

“I wouldn’t make anything special out of that, it was just that I was around, I knew he was looking for a place to live, and I just wanted to do what I could to make him as comfortable as he could be coming to a new city,” Lundqvist said. “I know I was excited that we made the trade for him, so whatever I can do as a teammate, of course I’m going to be anxious to do that.”

Lundqvist was hardly the lone Ranger to reach out to Nash. There was dinner with Brad Richards, calls from new teammates and from others inside the organization.

“As a player, it can be the little things that define an organization, and those were the things people were doing for me the first couple of days after I got here,” Nash said. “They show you that they care about you.

“You hear about it all the time, and now I see for myself that this is a first-class, world-class organization.”

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Practice Video Interview


Henrik Lundqvist Talks Blueshirts Fans in New Video


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Video of Henrik Lundqvist on CNBC Sports Biz


This Sunday at 3:30pm EST Henrik will be on CNBC Sports Biz. The show airs on the NBC Sports Network. It aired for the first time on Friday and since I'm not sure if the video of the interview will be released, I decided to record it myself. I used my iPhone to record it so my apologizes for it not being the greatest quality.

Video of Henrik Lundqvist Playing "Sweet Child O' Mine" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon


If you're an avid reader of the blog, you'll recall that over the summer I mentioned that Henrik should be a guest on Jimmy Fallon's show. I even thought about starting a Twitter campaign to make it happen.  Well, I didn't have to, because he made it to the show anyway! Too bad it was so quick, though. It was still an awesome sight to see him get some national attention. Hopefully, he can come back as a guest next time!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Fan Sighting


Yesterday I received the following email from Matt, a fan who considers Henrik to be his hero. Matt was lucky enough to randomly meet Henrik on the streets of Manhattan. He sent me the above picture and this email explaining that he didn't get a chance to thank Henrik for helping his family get through a tough situation. Here is his story, hopefully Henrik will get to see it somehow.

I'm a good friend of of Mike Richter, and he will always be my mentor as he is the man who introduced me to the game that changed my life forever. Being a child of an immigrant father, from Costa Rica, and an immigrant mother, from Trinidad and Tobago, I would have never thought that hockey would have such a tremendous impact on my life. When Henrik came to the big apple back in 2005, the season following the much dreaded lockout, I immediately became a fan. I was only 9 at the time, and watching the way Henrik carried himself on and off the ice; he immediately became my biggest idol and inspiration. My father's superintendent job is the reason why I met and became good friends with the Richter family. My fathers job is the reason why I had the privilege of growing up on the Upper West side of manhattan, and the ultimate reason as to why I'm playing hockey. Now a few years later, during my senior year of high school, I finally met my hero, Henrik Lundqvist! Although he doesn't know it, Henrik's presence and dominance in the garden helped my father survive a stroke he suddenly suffered last Spring. My dad, along with the rest of the family was going through a very tough time, yet watching Henrik tend the pipes for the rangers, even from his hospital bed, always puts a smile on his face! I had to withdraw from this hockey season as financially, after my father's stroke, we could not afford a junior hockey season, ending my dreams of playing college hockey, but having the NHL back means Henrik will be leading the blue shirts this season, and that is what fills the hole in my heart from the sudden absence of the sport in my life. Meeting Henrik today revived my dream, as it reminded me how much I love the sport. I didn't get to tell him all this, but thanks Henrik for being my biggest inspiration, my idol, and my hero. And thanks for helping my father and my family make it through a tough time. You really are a hero. Best of luck this season Hank!
Best wishes,
Matt Almengor

Beacon high school '13
Boston University '17

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lundqvist Amped For Run at Cup



On the anniversary of Elvis’ birthday, The King went back to work.

Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers’ reigning Vezina Trophy winner as the league’s best goaltender, was back in net with a large contingent of 16 teammates shooting on him yesterday at the MSG Training Facility in Westchester.

With the start of the NHL season seemingly right around the corner, the goalie with the regal nickname was as excited as he has been in some time.

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, to get out there and start getting ready,” Lundqvist said after the players-organized skate. “The feelings and the emotions you have, all your strength to come back now — I get a little anxious, nervous, excited, so it’s definitely a good feeling.”

As a matter of fact, Lundqvist was so amped up about the agreement in principle between the league and the Players’ Association that came together early Sunday morning, he wasted little time reaching out to teammates to organize workouts.

With union head Don Fehr and commissioner Gary Bettman meeting the media around 5 a.m. Sunday, Lundqvist sent a group text message at 6:49 a.m. to about 10 players who were in the New York area, telling them to get to the rink so they can work out.

Only Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger showed up to shoot on Lundqvist, but his legendary intensity has not subsided during the four-month hiatus.

“He’s really hungry,” Del Zotto said. “You could tell coming in.”

The taste left in Lundqvist’s mouth from last season’s loss to the Devils in the Eastern Conference finals is not bitter, but inspiring. In his seven years in the league, the 30-year-old Lundqvist never had made it past the conference semifinals, and after being as close as he was to the ultimate goal of the Stanley Cup just this past May, the competitive flame has only been stoked.

“In the locker room, guys in here, we always expect good performance,” Lundqvist said. “At the same time, we need to stay humble, and I think it’s going to be important how we handle that pressure, the pressure we put on ourselves and the pressure from the outside.”

With the shortened, 48-game schedule, expected to start on Jan. 19, Lundqvist said he will sit with goaltending coach Beniot Allaire and head coach John Tortorella to figure out a reasonable schedule of how many games he will play. After cutting back his workload a little last season, he was fresher down the stretch and into the postseason.

“Sometimes when you struggle or you try to come back from a long break, you try too hard to reach your level instead of just doing your basic stuff like you always do,” Lundqvist said. “It will come, but we don’t have too much time.”