"of BRATISLAVA. Henrik Lundqvist was forced into long negotiations before he could go to the world CUP."
"With six-year-old daughter, Charlise."
"– What matters most - the hockey game or the family, she asked."
"Family," I answered."
"Henrik Lundqvist is in place in a world CUP from the start this time, unlike the previous two when he came into the midst of the tournament."
"But it took a long dialogue with his oldest daughter Charlise before he could unpack the trunk."
"– in the end, it is obvious I that takes the decision, but I had to explain the passion I have for hockey and my job. It is the same during the season when the husband is away a lot. But she has difficult to understand how much it means, for one, says Henke."
"– While the family obviously matter most."
"– You get to see the positive in it and that we have a lot of time together in the summer and the day his career is over. I don't know how many years I keep on and it is one of the reasons I come here. But it is only since you have children that you realise how much you travel and how much time you spend on the hockey game."
"But Henrik Lundqvist hesitated when the chance came to be in a whole world CUP tournament, and load up with the team from the start."
"– Yes, it is so much more you can experience. It's more fun to be with throughout the trip, You feel more involved and it becomes a greater challenge. Even if it is hard with many matches in a few days."
"– But it is a perfect set up here in Bratislava. The hotel is located right next to the stadium, it is close to the träningsrinken and you don't have all the time on the bus as it might be otherwise."
"Henrik Lundqvist will get it tough directly in the opening game against the Czech republic."
"He stood against them the last Saturday in Carlson Hockey Games, in a match that ended 0-3, but where the last two Czech goals came in an empty bag."
" I think it could be a similar match you. They will be borne forward by the crowd and I was impressed with their speed last. But it will be a good measure of value. It is just as well that run started with a tough match right now."
"Henke hoping for the same happy ending as when he was last in Cologne."
"Then it became a world CHAMPIONSHIP gold after penalty shoot-out against Canada, then knockades of William Nylanders for joy in his arms afterwards."
"– But it is the smallest problem if we go so far. I like to see a replay."
"the Swedish premiere is played against the Czech republic, starting at 20.15 on Friday."