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Martin St. Louis on lockout: “If we have to sit, we’ll sit”

Sep 5, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

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Martin St. Louis remembers the last lockout well; he told Erik Erlendsson that if the players need to do much of the same, then so be it.

“Last time we lost an entire season to turn around and give them their deal, so if we have to sit we’ll sit,” St. Louis said.

Hearing from St. Louis is especially interesting because, to some, he was the face of the last lockout.

During the previous season, he collected a Hart Trophy while his Tampa Bay Lightning shocked the hockey world by winning a Stanley Cup.

Even video game fans probably associate St. Louis with that lost season, as he was the cover star for that year’s NHL2K title.

He’s no longer a top-five player in the league, but at 37, St. Louis only has so many All-Star caliber years left.

It doesn’t appear that his perspective has changed as the years have gone by, though.

  1. id4joey - Sep 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    That’s right! Sit! I’m sure over the years you saved up enough money not to give a damn about whether or not you can pay your mortgage. What about those who depend on the extra money they make working in the various venues around the league to pay their mortgage? Don’t be so selfish Martin, look further than your nose.

  2. mpg44 - Sep 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Just remember …. We fans can have that same attitude when it comes to buying tickets or not.

  3. t16rich - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Good picture. No sitting, we’ll call it taking a knee.

  4. bcjim - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    players are over a barrel… too bad.. I’m on their side in this fight but they just have no leverage.

  5. boltindc - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Marty’s class fella, don’t yell at him. Also, who is that 19 in the photo? I can’t make it out?

    • windmiller4 - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      I wanna say thats dominic moore but im not sure

    • t16rich - Sep 5, 2012 at 10:21 PM

      Dominic Moore

  6. acovey10 - Sep 5, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    It’s Dominic Moore, but the lockout has almost nothing to do with player like St. Louis, go find another player to chew on for crying about not getting enough money, who cares if he has a ton saved up, his money. I’m sure he would love to play he is so blatant about it though because there is almost nothing he can do!

  7. muttbolts - Sep 6, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    He’s saying there’s nothing they can do bout it. He’s one of the most humble and nicest guys in the league .Dont take it the wrong way, we all know the owners are set on their ways.

  8. id4joey - Sep 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    If he would have as much class aS you all think he does, he would speak with some compassion about those who will suffer by the lockout. Where did he show class in his comments?

    • jeffblast36 - Sep 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM

      Rave on joey

  9. jeffblast36 - Sep 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    OK Martin you want to sit out for as long as it takes.Well i am not in that postion IF YOU OR YOUR TEAM MATES DELAY THE SEASON I WILL DEMAND MY SEASON TICKET MONEY BACK.You and the rest of the players are a bunch of cry babies.You make dam good money for what you do it all boils down to greed.Just remember that your union agent dam near destroyed baseball the national passtime.Hockey cannot afford to have another strike a few years after they loss a season not long ago.You wanted to play this game all your life and worked hard to get here now just play and stop crying.All players make good money if you think not just try living in the real world.To all fans if they strike lets find something else to do.

    • tealwithit - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      Wow. Bringing out the caps, huh? That’ll get his attention.

  10. id4joey - Sep 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    You go jeffblast36. For all of you who defending Martin St. Louis read the follwoing;

    Compassion: Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

    Here is what one player said on TSN;
    “Obviously, it’s an unfortunate situation. Nobody wants to see (a lockout). I think at this point you’re more concerned about the fans and making sure that the fans don’t get hurt because ultimately those are the people that support us.”

    Can you say compassion?

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