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Strong stuff from Tampa Bay Lightning W Marty St. Louis on cancellation of November games



Tampa Bay Lightning wing Marty St. Louis had some strong words when told the league canceled games through Nov. 30.

"I’m shaking my head every time I wake up," he said. "We’re telling everybody we’re going to go to 50 percent, let’s share responsibility to get there. They don’t want that. Again, they want to hit us. It’s us, 24 percent last time and now 12 percent, and doing that when the game has grown the most, it’s tough to take."

Added St. Louis: "Nobody is crying poor here, and I think it’s hard for the fans to understand that. But it’s about when there’s a problem we have to fix it all the time and they don’t want to take responsibility, too."

St. Louis, 37, said he is getting closer to finding a place to play in Europe.

"I want to play," he said. "I need to play. If it's not here, I'll be playing somewhere. I don't know when that date is, but every day I wake up, I'm closer to that date."  

[Last modified: Friday, October 26, 2012 2:26pm]


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