Marty St. Louis

Read: Gordie Clark, Dan Boyle, Henrik Lundqvist on Marty St. Louis and his playoffs

Gordie Clark said that when Marty St. Louis’ mother passed away during the second round of the playoffs, the players “sort of” forgot about hockey and started to focus on him. (Boston Herald)

Clark said that St. Louis returning to play in game five reminded him of when Ray Bourque came back from a hip injury in the playoffs in 1990 and the whole locker room lifted. Clark said that the same thing happened with Marty and the Rangers and the team rode that emotion and found their skill and speed again. (Boston Herald)

Henrik Lundqvist said recently, “It was a very different and unique experience. We played well in the start and then had some tough games and when that happened, you see how Marty carried himself and how he played the next couple of games and it inspired a lot of guys, me especially and to see him score on Mother’s day was one of the coolest moments I think I have had in NY. It was so important for us as a hockey team but at a personal level for what it meant to Marty it was a beautiful moment.” To read more of this story, click here

Read/Watch: One of the moments where Marty St. Louis really felt he had become a Ranger

Marty St. Louis was asked if the Rangers deep playoff run and all the personal issues he had to deal with accelerated the process of him feeling like a Ranger.

St. Louis said that the playoffs really helped him get close to his teammates and the fans and “scoring the winner in OT at MSG against Montreal, which is a team that I idolized growing up and my dad was in the stands. That was an unbelievable memory for me….to do that at MSG. (Rangers)

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Read: Brad Richards and Marty St. Louis are going to Scotland to golf

To celebrate the ten year anniversary of their 2004 Stanley Cup Win, Brad Richards, Marty St. Louis, Freddy Modin and Tim Taylor are going to Scotland to golf. (Blackhawks)

Richards said that they will play 36 holes per day. (Blackhawks)

Modin, Richards and St. Louis were a line for the Lightning when they won the Cup. 

Taylor played a season and a half for the Rangers from 1999 to 2001.

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Read: Marty St. Louis has been training for about a month

3:10PM: Marty St. Louis said today that he started training for this coming season for “four weeks, probably four-five weeks.” (Rangers)

He said, “Didn’t want to take too much time off with the short summer. I wanted to make sure that I will be ready on time so I figured that the less time off that I take, the better prepared I will be. I am taking a vacation here and there and I started training early so I could take those vacations. (Rangers)

He added, “this is the time of the year where you can prepare and be ready for the challenge, we know that it’s a tough and long year and the work you put it in the summer really sets yourself up for how you want to play. You need to focus on the things that will make you do that and I try to do that and put my time in the summer and have a big year.” (Rangers)

St. Louis said that besides training he has spent a lot of time this summer at the beach, pool, on the golf course and with his family. (Rangers)

 

Pictures/Read: Marty St. Louis at a charity game in Connecticut last night

Marty St. Louis took part in a charity game last night in Stamford, Connecticut for The Big Assist which helps people who have spinal cord disease.

St. Louis was joined by Ryan Haggerty and Troy Donnay of the Rangers organization. Other NHLers on St. Louis team included Cam Atkinson, James van Riemsdyk and Kevin Shattenkirk.

NHLers on the other team included Torey Krug, Matt Moulson and Nathan Gerbe.

St. Louis team lost 12-6. (Big Assist)

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Read: The chip on Marty St. Louis’ shoulder

Marty St. Louis Stanley Cup Picture PuzzleElliotte Friedman writes that in 2004 he did a feature with Marty St. Louis, on the day that he had the Stanley Cup, and talked about how important it was to Marty to score the game winner in game six in 2004 that prevented Calgary from winning the Cup on home ice. (CBC)

This was important to St. Louis because Calgary gave up on him in 2000 and Friedman writes, “It was at that moment I realized the size of the chip on his shoulder, a motivation that’s made him who he is. He never forgets.”(CBC)

Friedman adds that St. Louis being added to the Olympic team doesn’t change the fact that he was passed over at first and only adds to the chip on his shoulder. (CBC)

Dan Boyle said that he and Marty St. Louis have led similar careers and talk about them being old or not good enough will only light a fire under both of them.

Read: Marty St. Louis is a big reason why Dan Boyle signed with the Rangers

7/17/14 | 3:23PM: Asked about Marty, Boyle said “Marty and I are cut from the same cloth. We have similar backgrounds and our parents were friends in Tampa. We had gone through a lot of the same situations, being undrafted and overlooked and we both have a chip on our shoulder and reuniting with him was part of that also.” (Rangers)

He added, “when you win, you are just inseparable for the rest of your life and the bonds don’t break. Marty and I are cut from the same cloth and we are very similar in how we approach the game. He is a special player.” (Rangers)

7/16/14 | 11:15AM: Dan Boyle said Marty St. Louis was a big factor in turning down more money and more years to sign with the Rangers.

Boyle and St. Louis were teammates in Tampa Bay from 2001 to 2008.

From 2005-06 to 2007-08, the only data that was available, the two combined for 40 points, 22 of which were on the PP and Boyle had the primary assist on 11 goals for St. Louis. (HR)

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Read: Tampa goalie Ben Bishop on how his team felt about the Marty St. Louis trade

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop was on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge on May 7th and asked him about the situation surrounding the Marty St. Louis trade earlier this season.

Bishop said that the situation was “unfortunate” but Marty wasn’t happy with how the Olympics “went down” and wanted to move on.

Bishop adds, “you can’t argue with the guy. He has done enough for this organization and this team to where I think he had the right to kind of call what he wanted….It was more shock, we are sitting and watching, we knew Marty was upset and you think there is no way he is actually gonna leave and then when it actually went down I think everyone was in shock. It was shock but it was what he wanted and then it was relief.”

Former Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster said that it hurt to see St. Louis leave Tampa Bay.

Read: Former Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster on Marty St. Louis not being in Tampa anymore

Former Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster re-joined the organization recently in a role to help grow the game in Tampa Bay.

Feaster said that returning to Tampa Bay and not having Marty St. Louis, or Vinny Lecavalier, around “hurts” since they were the last links to the Stanley Cup winning team. (Tampa Bay.com)

Feaster said that he called St. Louis on the day he was traded and said that he will always support him but added that if the idea of leaving Tampa was something he was thinking about, he probably should have stayed as an alternate captain rather than take over as captain. (Tampa Bay.com)

He adds that as far back as 2008, St. Louis told him that he didn’t like missing his son’s hockey games as they traveled out of Tampa and all over. (Tampa Bay.com)

Feaster was part of the Tampa organization when they signed St. Louis as a free agent in 2000.

News: Marty St. Louis doesn’t win Lady Byng Trophy

Marty St. LouisRyan O’Reilly won the 2014 Lady Byng Trophy with 1181 total points and 110 first place votes with 5 second place votes, 8 third place votes, 1 fourth place vote and 5 fifth place votes.

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability”

Marty St. Louis was nominated for the award and finished second with 358 total points and 4 first place votes, 20 second place votes, 27 third place votes, 11 fourth place votes and 10 fifth place votes.

St. Louis won the award in 2013, 2011, 2010 and was runner up to Pavel Datsyuk in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The winner of the award gets $150,000, the runner up gets $100,000 and third place gets $50,000.