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Report: Rangers have offer in on Martin St. Louis

Mar 5, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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One name to watch today is Martin St. Louis and it appears the New York Rangers are still interested.

Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports the Rangers have an offer in on St. Louis and says it’s up to GM Steve Yzerman and St. Louis if anything is going to happen there.

When talk arose originally about St. Louis wanting out of Tampa Bay, the Rangers were believed to be the main team interested in him and the feeling is mutual from the Lightning captain.

It’s hard to imagine the Lightning wanting to move a key player like St. Louis when they, like the Rangers, are in the middle of a playoff race in which both teams are threats to come out of the East, but here we are.

  1. tdrusher225 - Mar 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Wow he really wants out. Even if he’s not traded today (which would make for an awkward couple months) it seems clear his days in a Tampa uniform are numbered

  2. storminator16 - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    What an unfortunate chain of events if St. Louis is traded. If he has beef with Yzerman its hard to digest this situation as it has to be more than just the two Olympic snubs. Has to be, right?

    • storminator16 - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      I guess Brian Lawton mentioned he wanted to be traded to the Rangers in 2009? If that is true and he is doing this again….now? Yikes. Yikes.

  3. jb8588 - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    As a die hard Bolts fan in DC, Marty knows me from meeting me quite a bit through the years, and I have always admired his skill and determination. However…if he decides that he badly wants to leave right now given we’re about to have our best player returning, are in a playoff position and have a possible Vezina goalie in net, then no doubt I will lose ALL respect for him. With Vinny departing, he became the captain for good reason but this is not the way to show it. Real captains don’t turn into a wussy when their feelings are hurt and definitely don’t punish their teammates in the process. I can understand at least a little bit in regards to his possible 2009 request to be shipped to NYR because our team at the time was pretty horrible, but as much as I have questioned Yzerman’s thinking myself at times this is not the right thing to do. I hope you do the right thing Marty and stick around…because I am sure to not be the only one who will lose all the respect you have earned for pulling such a bi*ch move like this.

    • moarjam - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      I’m sure Marty will be heartbroken you feel that way.

      I’ve heard something about his family living near NYC and he wants to be close to them. If that’s the case, shame on you. You have just about as much right to comment on his life choices as he does yours.

  4. nyeagles10 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Hope to see him in that rangers sweater tonight…

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