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Will The Play Of Martin St. Louis Suffer In Tampa?

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

This is the second time Yzerman has snubbed St. Louis from an Olympic spot. In 2010, St. Louis was boiling mad at Yzerman and Yzerman had yet to join the Lightning. Imagine how St. Louis feels today.

Be warned, Lightning fans: this could get ugly.

It's going to be a problem for Yzerman. It's going to be a problem for the Lightning.

St. Louis is angry and he has every right to be.

He was just told by Yzerman that his services aren't needed to win a gold medal, and now Yzerman is going to ask him to go out and lead the Lightning to a Stanley Cup.

Yeah, good luck with that.

St. Louis is a proud man. He desperately wanted to play for Canada in next month's Olympics. Now you have to wonder just how badly he wants to play for the Lightning.

read on

FYI, St. Louis did not talk about Team Canada post-game except to say he is "extremely disappointed".

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Trade him to Detroit Steve grin

Posted by George0211 on 01/08/14 at 08:33 AM ET


trade him to the pens

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/08/14 at 08:37 AM ET


I don’t blame St. Louis, he got passed over by a slug in Nash, and by a flake in Marleau.

Posted by timbits on 01/08/14 at 09:03 AM ET

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Posted by George0211 on 01/08/14 at 08:33 AM ET

He would look good wearing Detroit Red!

Posted by Temo from La Capital, Míchígán on 01/08/14 at 10:02 AM ET

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His relationship with Yzerman will never be the same.

Tough spot for Stevie to be in, but I’m sure he did what he felt was right.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/08/14 at 11:12 AM ET

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I don’t blame St. Louis, he got passed over by a slug in Nash, and by a flake in Marleau.
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      on 01/08/14 at 09:03 AM ET

This ^^^^

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 01/08/14 at 11:18 AM ET

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Veteran winger passed over by own GM and he had 60 pts in 48 games last year, yikes.
Taking NHL playoff dud Marleau over him is insulting and Nash has sucked this season.
Watch it all work out though if Stammer say he isn’t healthy enough to play by Olympics and Marty gets the call.


Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 01/08/14 at 02:47 PM ET


This was a popularity contest, not one on talent. Yzerman obviously is a spineless sellout. I really hope Team Canada does not win this year. Last time they were in Canada, this time not. For St. Louis, I hope he channels ever bit of anger into playing his game, to show the world what they are missing. The other avenue to take is one St. Louis does not comprehend nor understand, since he is a champion, a pure winner! He will take the high road, since that is the only road he knows. This will evolve and it may take many years, well after his hockey day’s are over. You just somehow have to believe he will get his in the end one day, and Yzerman will still be spineless ass…

Posted by Coffee Mug on 01/09/14 at 08:44 AM ET

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