Will Tampa Bay ever embrace St. Louis again?

by Gary Shelton on July 3, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Friday, 6 a.m.

We need a hero.

We need someone who has provided enough memories, enough charisma, enough victories to last for an eternity. We need someone who is a solid citizen, someone who who has spent most of his time in town, someone who has a lot of the fans wearing his jersey already. We need a familiar face to go on the local Mount Rushmore of great players who have come to town.

Marty St. Louis?

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Richard Kinning July 6, 2015 at 9:56 pm

The Lightning gave him a silver stick in appreciation his last year and he didn’t care. He was scoring goals in Tampa he didn’t care. He acted as though he hated the Lightning and left without explanation. Good Riddance! He could still be playing here, but he went to NY and went on a scoring drought. Guess he wasn’t all that, and maybe too prima donna.

Local hero’s?
Derek Brooks, Ronde Barber, Mike Alstott, John Lynch. No more statues at the ice palace until someone new earns it, hopefully in the next year or two or both.

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Rick Martin July 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

He deserves a statue next to Andreychuk in my opinion and will get one once the current crop of fans, admin/management get over that he asked to be traded. It’s a business, right? We always hear this when a player gets cut. But when a player asks for a trade or demands more money, the player is villainized. St Louis was gutsy, hard working, and had a great role in the success that the team had for the time he was at TB.

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