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Marty St. Louis Says Bolts Need To Work Harder

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.


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“When you have the success we had last year, you feel entitled a little bit and you forget the process,” St. Louis said. “You just think it’s going to be there because it was there. You just think about the end result.”

“You have those (playoff) expectations and you forget about the process and how we got in,” left wing Ryan Malone said. “You have to realize the work ethic and everything we put into it and remember how hard we have to work.”

“You have to respect the process to win,” said goaltender Dwayne Roloson, who will face the Canucks. “What Marty is saying is to play KISS hockey — keep it simple, stupid. Do what you’re asked to do. It’s putting your mind to it, your desire, your determination to do whatever it takes to win hockey games.”

It’s gonna take some processing time to process all of those processes.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/09/12 at 10:01 PM ET

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