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from Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants,
Marty St. Louis, whose mother, France, died unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 63 Thursday while hospitalized, has returned from Montreal and will play in tonight’s Game 5 of the Metropolitan Division final against the Penguins at Consol Energy Center, with the Rangers trying to stave off elimination.
Coach Alain Vigneault said St. Louis told him this morning that he would return for the game.
“We found out yesterday when we arrived in Pitt that Marty’s mom had passed away and, from there, we obviously sent him back home to Montreal,” Vigneault said. “It was obviously a very, very quiet bus ride from the airport to the hotel. We talked to Marty last night, we texted back and forth this morning and he decided to come back and play. I think it says a lot about him but it also says a lot about his teammates that he’d want to be here and play tonight. He’s here.
“This morning, he said that he talked to his dad and him a nd his dad both agreed that his mom would want him to be here and that’s what he did,” Vigneault added.
added 12:23pm, Official Tampa Bay release below...
Last night Boomer Esiason put out a few tweets, teasing fans with a Ryan Callahan for Marty St. Louis trade. Today...
from CBS New York,
Esiason gave clarity to what he’s been hearing Monday morning on the “Boomer & Carton” show. He said there’s a good shot Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be traded in a straight-up deal for Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Boomer said the trade could include a conditional draft pick if Callahan, an impending free agent, decides to stay with Tampa Bay.
“Now the only reason this deal wouldn’t go through is if somebody gets cold feet or somebody lowers their contract demands,” Boomer said.
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Blueshirts’ general manager Glen Sather has inquired about a potential swap of team captains in which pending free agent Ryan Callahan would go to the Lightning in exchange for St. Louis, but Yzerman’s absolute lack of interest in dealing his leading scorer in exchange for a rental property has been made clear to the Rangers.
from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times,
There comes a time in every season going bad when someone — if that season is to be saved — forces those responsible to look in the mirror.
That is what happened Monday at the Ice Sports Forum when wing Marty St. Louis said Lightning players, including himself, have not worked hard enough, smart enough or consistent enough.
“Last year, there were a lot of games we just deserved,” he said. “We earned it every day. This year, it hasn’t been as much.”
The result is Tampa Bay is 13th in the 15-team Eastern Conference, nine points out of the eighth and final playoff spot and facing a crucial 12-game stretch in which nine games are at home and a season is on the line.
It’s plain and simple, there’s not enough guys that want to make a difference, their clock killers, that’s all it is. I’m [expletive] fed up.’’
“I don’t think there’s enough guys who really want to win. Yeah, we say the right things, but [forget] that. What’s winning? It’s being aware of every flipping play that matters, especially now when you’re in a hole. When you’re six or seven games over .500 and everything is rosy, you can make mistakes, it happens, you can live with it. But right now, when we’re in the situation we are, it’s plain and simple embarrassing.’’
-Marty St. Louis after the Lightning lost to the Thrashers last night. More from Eric Erlendsson at Bolts Report.
From James Murphy at Inside Hockey:
According to one source close to some Tampa players, things have gotten to the point where this team may just be completely revamped again and that mainstay forward Marty St. Louis may very well be open to waiving his no-trade clause if team management approached him on the subject.
“Marty and the guys that have been here are not happy anymore,” said the source.
“There’s going to be a lot of movement there and I wouldn’t be surprised if Marty agreed to be moved out of there or even approached them soon. It’s just a real bad atmosphere and not something the veterans there have been used to. He would give them a list of teams and yeah he could be moved before the season’s over.”
more on Tampa
from Lightning Strikes,
St. Louis has just one goal and 21 shots in 10 games. And while he readily admits “that’s not enough,” he also said his spot on the point has made him think more about passing than shooting. Melrose said he hopes that will change.
“I hope it increases (St. Louis’ shots) because he has the puck more,” Melrose said. “Marty has to be selfish on the point. He has a great shot that he gets away quick.”
St. Louis had zero shots Saturday against the Senators and missed the net on a shorthanded breakaway. That followed a four-shot, three-post effort Thursday against the Sabres.