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Campbell: Lady Byng finalist Martin St. Louis’ trade demands weren’t ‘gentlemanly’

The NHL announced that Martin St. Louis is one of the finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy as the league's most gentlemanly player today, but the Hockey News's Ken Campbell summarizes at least the Twitter-using media's reaction to said news:

Martin St-Louis did not get my vote for the Lady Byng, basically because he didn’t deserve it. St-Louis may have had only 10 penalty minutes this season, but he did anything but prove he was worth of the award that goes, “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”

Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t believe that a player who sulks and whines and demands a trade out of town because he wasn’t originally selected for the Canadian Olympic team “exhibits the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.” In most corners of the world, we would call a guy who does something like that a big baby.

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i agree… and it probably means that the race is between two players not three.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/22/14 at 12:53 PM ET

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The question is does this award get decided based on what happens on ice only or does off ice stuff matter?  Last year, if we took on ice play only, Patrick Kane probably should have won.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 04/22/14 at 01:46 PM ET

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Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/22/14 at 01:53 PM ET


yep..agreed

Posted by gowings from MTL on 04/22/14 at 02:22 PM ET

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One of the only times I’ve ever agreed with Ken Campbell….

Posted by xcheck28 on 04/22/14 at 06:40 PM ET

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