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Blunt Lightning fan pulls no punches in revamp of Martin St. Louis jersey

- March 6th, 2014
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MSL as a Blueshirt. (Getty Images)

The reaction to Martin St. Louis jumping ship from the Tampa Bay Lightning has been (perhaps appropriately) harsh.

The recent Olympic gold medallist not only requested a trade out of the Sunshine State, but also reportedly demanded the New York Rangers be his new club.

Many see St. Louis’ side in all of this — that he was snubbed by double-GM Steve Yzerman for the original Team Canada roster after being a perfect soldier for the Bolts. That, at 38, he wants to move closer to his off-season home, Connecticut.

Our own Steve Simmons believes St. Louis, as well as the man he was traded for, Ryan Callahan, both “acted the way a captains should never act” by basically dialing the phone for their respective GMs.

A photo circulating on Twitter Thursday night echoed Simmons’ point.

At the Lightning’s first game since Wednesday’s trade deadline — a home contest versus the Buffalo Sabres — a Tampa fan showed her displeasure in a not-so-subtle way:

(Thanks to theScore for bringing this jersey-related nugget to our attention.)

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UPDATE: Another fan in the stands reworked his MSL jersey to reflect his post-deadline feelings:

 

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4 comments

  1. Rodd Innes | March 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    We all know as well as you do that Steve Simmons has been lying about stories for a long time. That’s why you need to put words like “believes” and “feels” into his stories. Not really a sports writer, just a bad blogger that makes things up then hides behind his claim of protecting sources. Some of us will never forget the lies he has told. Shame on him and shame on you for paying him for the lies.

  2. DaveSon | March 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I guess there is no honor in being a “captain” anymore. I also thought St. Louis looked awkward on the Olympic ice.

  3. Rick L | March 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Rodd – How exactly is he lying? It was an op-ed piece. Martin St. Louis had a no-trade clause, that’s a fact. He obviously had to lift it to get traded. The St. Louis-Yzerman relationship has been well-documented in other publications and confirms Simmons’ “lies”. Do your own fact-checking if you think he’s lying about this one.

  4. John | March 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Rodd….where did he lie? I suppose you are not a journalist who gets their facts straight before printing them. You just come out with dribble worse than they do.

    Get your facts straight Rodd, before you are taken seriously.

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