05/04/2020

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ESPN’s Linda Cohn speaks her peace on Henrik Lundqvist via WFAN

ESPN’s Linda Cohn was WFAN’s latest “Mystery Guest” and hinted that Henrik Lundqvist need to waive his no-trade clause to get a Cup.

WFAN’s “Mystery Guest” segment with Marc “Moose” Malusis and co-host Maggie Grey is worth your time.

On Thursday, SportCenter’s Linda Cohn was the thriller visitor and her segment was fantastic, to say the least.

The longtime anchor and avid hockey lover expressed her enthusiasm for the New York Rangers and verified that she hasn’t “found any fantastic bagels or pizza” in the Los Angeles location.

Far more importantly, Cohn spoke her peace on Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Most typical hockey enthusiasts are aware that Hank’s occupation is on the decline. Not only that, the 2006 Olympic Gold Medal winner is lacking a Stanley Cup championship from his illustrious hockey resume. The big debate due to the fact the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline has entailed whether or not Lundqvist need to waive his no-trade clause.

 

Why would he do that anyway?

The Rangers employ two youngsters among the pipes — Alexandar Georgiev and Igor Shesterkin — who are more than prepared to gentleman the crease at Madison Sq. Garden.

The Blueshirts are in addition 3 seasons away from staying legitimate Stanley Cup contenders all over again. After this 12 months, Hank only has a single season left on his agreement worth $8.five million.

Cohn’s choose on Lundqvist’s scenario

Cohn expressed that she and most of the hockey group want to see Lundqvist “happy.”

She was probably referring to the simple fact that she needs Lundqvist to get a Stanley Cup, but that may possibly have to be with a unique business. Retain in brain that the anchor is a die-really hard Rangers lover.

“I wanted him to elevate his no-trade clause and get [a Cup] someplace else,” mentioned Cohn.

The anchor also expressed that successful a Cup in New York “just was not going to take place in his timetable” owing to his agreement scenario and age. She also compared Lundqvist to Alex Ovechkin. The veteran gained a Stanley Cup in his thirteenth season with the Washington Capitals.

Cohn needs Lundqvist to “experience that exact same glory” Ovechkin did two summers ago right after at last hoisting Lord Stanley when no a single “thought that would take place.”

There is no doubt Cohn is a massive Lundqvist lover and cannot communicate more remarkably about his loyalty to the Rangers.

The well known sports activities anchor, right after talking with NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes, also hinted that she believes the circumstances and Lundqvist’s standpoint on a likely trade “have modified.”

Cohn even believes that he “has a small Tom Brady in him” and possesses a “small chip on his shoulder to establish men and women incorrect.”

Eventually, Cohn is “hoping he goes to a spot where he has a probability to get a Cup.”

Even though that may possibly sting Ranger enthusiasts, the hockey advocate did point out that no other Ranger “will ever be the experience of the franchise” like Lundqvist has been due to the fact very first strapping on the pads back in 2005-06.

Cohn’s full segment can be read right here.