Henrik Lundqvist is back on the ice for the first time in 2 years!
Henrik Lundqvist  

Henrik Lundqvist is back on the ice for the first time in 2 years!

Yes! Do I smell a comeback!?!?



The King has Returned!

The King Henrik Lundqvist is back between the pipes!

The New York Rangers legend is set to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame next month and in preparation for the Hall's annual Legends Classic game on November 12th, he's getting back into game shape.

Lundqvist took to the ice yesterday in a mini-training session, strapping on the pads for the first time in 2 years.

Check it out:

I've got to say... that lateral movement is impressive!

What's even more impressive though are Lundqvist's custom HHOF pads!

Looking good, King!

In all seriousness though, Lundqvist is moving pretty crisp for a guy who hasn't played in two and a half years. His lateral movement is near perfect and he's quick in his recoveries as well. I'm wondering if a struggling team like the Pittsburgh Penguins or Edmonton Oilers might be interested in giving him a ring? I kid of course though... because who would want that job?

Frankly, I've been really impressed by Lundqvist's skills on camera as an analyst for TNT this past season. He's quick, witty and very insightful, especially when it comes to breaking down goaltending.

Personally, I'm excited to see Lundqvist back in action next month. The game will feature Team Oates vs Team Nieuwendyk at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena and... well... just look at these rosters:


Ken Hitchcock - Coach
Adam Oates
Pierre Turgeon
Peter Forsberg
Larry Murphy
Patrice Brisebois
Julie Chu
Tim Connolly
Vincent Damphousse
Ryan Getzlaf
Derian Hatcher
Ales Hemsky
Ryan Miller
Ray Whitney
Keith Yandle


Lanny McDonald - Coach
Joe Nieuwendyk
Henrik Lundqvist
Mike Gartner
Jayna Hefford
Angela Ruggiero
Craig Anderson
Peter Bonda
Wendel Clark
Adam Graves
Mike Green
Al Iafrate
Gary Leeman
Patrick Marleau
Bryan McCabe
Gary Roberts
Steve Thomas

Talk about an All-Star Game! Those rosters could rival the NHL's current All Star rosters!

Unfortunately, the game won't be broadcasted so there's no place to tune in to the action.

Lundqvist will then officially be enshrined into the Hockey Hall of Fame the following day alongside fellow nominees Tom Barrasso, Caroline Oullette, Pierre Turgeon, Mike Vernon, Ken Hitchcock and Pierre Lacroix (posthumously).

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