Martin St. Louis Returns to Tampa in Midst of Interesting Season with Rangers

November 24th, 2014 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »

Martin St. Louis is a legendary forward whose NHL journey will ultimately culminate in Toronto. No, St. Louis will not be donning blue and white once again by skating with the Maple Leafs—he wore the colors in Tampa—but one day he'll be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

He's defied the odds his entire career, he has the statistics to back it up and he's got plenty of the requisite hardware—Stanley Cup, Olympic gold, league M.V.P., scoring title— that most inductees possess.

St. Louis will be there because of his many accomplishments, many of which will be fresh in is his mind as he steps into the Amalie Arena as a visitor.

For the first time since he was a member of the Calgary Flames way back when, St. Louis will lace up his skates in a familiar arena without having the luxury of calling the building home. A 2014 trade-deadline deal sent the 39-year-old forward to New York, and since that time it has been an interesting ride for both parties.

Early on it looked like the trade was a bust for the Rangers, because St. Louis failed to produce whereas Ryan Callahan thri ...

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