Read: Marty St. Louis only knows how to be intense

Marty St. LouisIn talking about Marty St. Louis, Derick Brassard said that Marty is very demanding of his teammates and linemates on the ice. (NY Post)

St. Louis said that he knows he is demanding and expects a lot but “that’s the only way to be.” (NY Post)

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St. Louis said that he feels comfortable as a Ranger and no longer feels as if he is trying to be perfect on the ice. He said that trying to be perfect when he first got to the Rangers was counter productive. (NY Post)

He has points in three straight games and 9 in 10 games in November.

Read: Marty St. Louis on the effort and having to “live” with tonight’s game

RANGERS010:16PM: Alain Vigneault said on MSG, “other than the start to the first two periods, everything in between was just a total disaster. Turnovers and, we made it easy on the opposition for their breakouts and everything in between.”

9:57PM: Henrik Lundqvist was asked if he was concerned with the lack of consistency and said, “yea….I am concerned but we just have to keep talking about it in practice, staying positive and believing in each other. We know that it’s there, we have showed it, but to be in the race and on the right side of where you want to be you have to be consistent, you can’t have one good one and one bad one. We all want to win, we want to work hard and do the right thing but if we don’t do it together it’s a tough game.”

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Recap: Marty St. Louis on playing against Tampa Bay

Marty St. Louis6:36PM: St. Louis spoke with John Giannone and said:

  • How do you feel, “I look at everyone on the ice, it’s a lot of guys that I spent a lot of time with on and off the ice but I am here to play hockey and I will try to establish that early on.”
  • Is it just another game, “I want it to be just another game. I don’t want to focus on me playing them, I want to focus on playing the game.”
  • On defending Steven Stamkos, “just establishing our game and dictating the pace and how we want to play.

12:52PM: Marty St. Louis met with the media today following the Rangers morning skate to discuss his first game against Tampa Bay since being traded (TBL)

  • “That first time you play them, it’s a little weird but once you get past the first shift you just play the game. I am not too worried about it. There are great friends on the other side but there have been a lot of changes there so it’s not like…lots of guy that I don’t know too. I will just go out and play my game. I might have some butterflies early on but you go out and play and they go away.”

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Read: Everyone is happy that Marty St. Louis is back on the wing

Marty St. Louis11:10AM: Since moving back to the wing, Marty St. Louis has 3 goals and 1 assist in the past two games while taking seven shots on goal and playing around 20 minutes.

Elliotte Friedman said that the organization is excited about St. Louis going back to the wing and that Scott Arniel said that when Marty was at center he was always late on the rush because he was needed to be down low in the defensive zone. Now as a winger St. Louis is “free to lead the rush.” (CBC)

Alain Vigneault said after the win over the Red Wings that because of circumstances he had St. Louis in a tough position but “he is a better player on the wing” and burying his opportunities now.  He added, earlier in the week, that Marty wanted to help the team out by going to play in the middle but as a winger he can get open quicker and get to loose pucks.

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Marty St. Louis’ early season report card, presented by Long Island University

Long Island UniversityMarty St. Louis has one goal this season but six points total and points in five of the Rangers seven games.

St. Louis has 10 shots on goal, 4 attempts that were blocked and five that missed the net.

Two of his five assists have been primary assists and he is starting 61.8% of his even strength shifts in the offensive zone. (Hockey Reference)

Asked about his point production, St. Louis said that he tries to create and score when he can but overall he just plays his game. (NYR)

Joe Micheletti said on MSG that moving back to the wing provides him the space he needs to make plays. Joe added that Marty’s anticipation and hockey sense when he doesn’t have the puck allows him to get into position to get the puck and then create plays.

Dave Maloney said that St. Louis is a first ballot Hall of Famer who does a lot of good things on the ice for the Rangers.

Grade: B