The definition, according to Google, is, “liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.”
So yesterday when New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said the word volatile in explaining his contract talks with the Rangers front office, with his current contract expiring at the end of the season where he will become an unrestricted free agent … I get very nervous to say the least.
For a long while now, some Rangers’ fans, including myself, have been extremely worried at the possibility of our favorite team’s star goaltender leaving the Rangers to play the rest of his career with another franchise while the Rangers chances of contending for a Stanley Cup gets pushed back another decade.
However Lundqvist also said in an interview yesterday that there is no need to rush contract talks this summer, which if you think about could be a positive. But yet again it could also be a negative if you think about it even harder.
The positive of Hank saying that there is no need to rush contract talks could mean that he knows that he only wants to play for the Rangers so he doesn’t want to rush negotiations and focus first on this upcoming 2013-14 season.
The negative side of what Lundqvist said could mean he does not want to rush signing a contract with the Rangers because he wants to hear offers from other teams and isn’t as committed to the Rangers as we all once thought.
What gets me though is that word he used, volatile.
What is liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse, in his contract negotiations with the Rangers?
The money he wants? What the Rangers offer him to stay? Deciding he wants to explore other options and leave for another team?
All we can do is wait and find out.