Stats: Looking at the kind of year that Marty St. Louis could have

Marty St. Louis1Marty St. Louis had 61 points in 62 games for Tampa Bay last season before being traded to the Rangers and putting up 1 goal and 7 assists in 19 games.

St. Louis followed up his struggles in the regular season with 15 points in 25 games in the playoffs.

For this season, The Hockey News Pool Guide has St. Louis playing in 80 games and scoring 25 goals and adding 45 assists. They say that you can’t expect 100 points from St. Louis but the “ageless wonder” continues to perform.

Dobber Hockey has St. Louis scoring 26 goals and adding 43 assists.

The Sports Forecaster has St. Louis scoring 20 goals and 41 assists.

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Read: Marty St. Louis on what Dan Boyle can bring to the Rangers

Boyle White8/22/14 | 12:34PM: Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers signed Dan Boyle with the intention of him filling roles of players, Brad Richards PP, Anton Stralman defense, that they lost.

Asked about Boyle, St. Louis said that Boyle will add a lot with: (Rangers)

  • “his presence on defense”
  • “his poise”
  • “how he controls the pace of the game”
  • “he can move the puck with the best in the league.”

St. Louis added, “for me, I am glad and I was able to watch him quite a bit in the past 5-6 years playing out West, I would catch his games after our games and I have always been impressed with how he plays the game. When you have him on your team you appreciate what he does but when you get to watch him from a distance, you understand what he brings to the game and I am excited to work with him again.” (Rangers)

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Recap: Marty St. Louis on TSN Radio (On his future, the team, John Tortorella)

Marty St. Louis 18/19/14 | 7:44AM: Marty St. Louis joined TSN Radio (David Bastl and Todd Hlushko) this morning at 7:30AM:

  • On playing with Todd Hlushko being a career high, “For sure. That is right up there. I was a rookie and Todd helped me find my way a bit and he was pretty good to me.”
  • On a long year, “for sure it was a long year but I was able to be in positions to win championships and that is what you play for. To win a Gold Medal and be in the Stanley Cup Final, you couldn’t ask for a better year.”

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Read: How Marty St. Louis works with his teammates

When Marty St. Louis was acquired by the Ranger he said that he anticipated a tough transition and not only would he have to get used to his new teammates and their habits, his new teammates were going to have to get used to him and his habits.

St. Louis said on March 7th that he wants input from the players he is skating with on how they see the ice.(MSG)

He said, “If you understand your players you will be able to react quicker on the ice. You gotta try and get inside their head, how they think the game, not everyone sees the game the same way. (MSG)

St. Louis added, “the quicker you can do that you can turn a scoring chance into a Grade A scoring chance and those Grade A scoring chances into goals…. that is a process.” (MSG)

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Read: Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh and Marty St. Louis in the top 50 players

MartyThe Hockey News Yearbook issue has a list of the Top 50 players in the NHL.

Henrik Lundqvist is ranked 19th (24th last year) and they say that he is the heartbeat of the Rangers who rely so heavily on him. (The Hockey News)

Ryan McDonagh is ranked 22nd (not ranked last year) and they say that while the playoffs were his “coming out party” anyone who watched him previously knows how important he is to the Rangers. (The Hockey News)

Marty St. Louis is ranked 38th (last year 12th) and they say that he is starting to slow but not enough to “deter” him.  (The Hockey News)

 

Read: Marty St. Louis and Dan Boyle took the same path

Brian BoyleWhen Dan Boyle joined the Rangers he said that Marty St. Louis played a big role in his decision to come to New York.

Boyle and St. Louis played together in Tampa Bay and said that the two have made it in the NHL on similar paths.

Asked about Boyle, St. Louis said that the two took a very similar path to the NHL saying:(Rangers)

  • “We came in the league around the same time, the same path.”
  • “He is from Ottawa, I am from Montreal.”
  • “We both didn’t play Major Junior and both went to College.”

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Read: Steven Stamkos on the Marty St. Louis trade

Steven Stamkoas was a guest on Macko and Cauz on TSN on July 23rd and was asked about the trade that sent Marty St. Louis to the Rangers for Ryan Callahan.

Stamkos said, “Marty was a very well liked guy. You see the type of player he is on the ice, he is a great guy off the ice. So much that he has done for the community of Tampa Bay and he won a Cup here. It was big shoes to fill for Ryan Callahan, but he has that character that it was a pretty easy transition and anytime you get traded it takes a while to feel it out and I think this year you will see even more from Ryan.”

Stamkos added that it helped him assume more of a leadership role on the team and that there are players like Callahan who have been former captains that can help him out.

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has also spoken about the trade that sent St. Louis to the Rangers.

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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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