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Henrik Lundqvist said that in the past the Rangers always "hoped" to be contenders but now "we all expect to be up there." (NYR)

He said that the Rangers now have different expectations for themselves then they did in his first few years with the team. (NYR)

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Rangers GM Jeff Gorton says that he doesn't think the Rangers have a "window" to win but instead looks at this year as another one where they are "trying to win." (ESPN Insider)

Gorton said that there are teams who have been good "for a very long time" and that the Rangers are a "good team" with "battle-tested" players, a "great goalie, a real good defense and a good group of forwards." (ESPN Insider)

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At the end of the Rangers season, Derick Brassard said that the Rangers have a "good group of guys" and he has no doubt that the Rangers have the team to win "it" (NYR)

He said that they will have to come into this season even stronger and take advantage of the experience they have gained the past few seasons. (NYR)

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At the end of this past season, Dan Girardi spoke about the Rangers and the window they may have to win.

Girardi said, "there is some type of window. For me it might be five years, it might be more, might be less. Personally I think these years coming up are very important and if we keep the team together we will have a chance every year." (NYR)

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8/28/15 | 8:39AM: Alain Vigneault says that the Rangers signed most, "if not all," of their core players to "pretty good contracts" in terms of length. (NHL.com)

He says that "we have to believe that these guys are going to give us good years" and "we think we've got a real good chance to win with these guys."(NHL.com)

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Henrik Lundqvist said that he envies the players that win the Stanley Cup and that he tends not to watch the rest of the playoffs after the Rangers are eliminated. (Expressen)

Lundqvist says that the Stanley Cup is his dream, his "main driving force," what he wants and he is willing to do whatever he can to help the Rangers win. (Expressen)

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On breakup day, Henrik Lundqvist said that while the Rangers had a "lot of fun" playing in front of the fans in New York, "the goal is to win."

Lundqvist said "I am not going to lie, it?s a dream of mine and something I have been dreaming about for a long time and it has been and it will be moving forward. I talked during the playoffs about doing everything I can to play my best to help the team win and that is what I will do.?

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Henrik Lundqvist was asked what he is looking forward to next season and said" the final step. We're there." (Gear Patrol via HLB)

He said that it's no secret "next year, we're going for the Cup. That's the goal, and that's what I'm here to work for." (Gear Patrol via HLB)

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Keith Yandle said at the end of the season that the Rangers are built to make runs in the playoffs beyond this season. (NYR)

Yandle said that losing to Tampa will keep the team hungry and make them trade hard for next season.? (NYR)

He said that he needs to be hungrier than he has ever been and that the players need to be working over the summer and be ready for September.

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When Alain Vigneault was on The Michael Kay Show last week he said that the Rangers have a "young group" that have "young players" in key roles.

Vigneault mentioned Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider as young players who are in big roles for the Rangers.

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On breakup day, Henrik Lundqvist was asked about the window he has to win a Stanley Cup.

Lundqvist said, ?you know, windows, I don?t really think about how long I will play right now. I am just going year to year and the last few years we have been a consistent group."

He added, "we are right there and coming up a little short but we are coming close and we just need to improve a bit and hopefully we will be there with the Cup."

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Alain Vigneault was asked about the core of the Rangers on breakup day and said he believes in this group.

He said that the organization still needs to tweak certain things personnel wise but "if we continue to do that then I have a good belief that we have a group of young players at the right age and have the right experience."

He said that this group is "getting close to the jump and almost getting ready to go fully over."

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Dan Girardi said after Game 7 that he is 'getting older and the window might be closing." (NY Post)

Girardi said that the Rangers have "such a good group" that it's "really disappointing" to not get another shot at the Stanley Cup. (NY Post)

He said that it's "just tough" to deal with after finishing first in the league and feeling good about their game heading into Game 7. (NY Post)

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