High praise for Marty St. Louis
Everyone around here knows how good the Lightning's Marty St. Louis is. But it's nice when other people outside of Tampa Bay recognize it, too. And it's especially rewarding for Lightning fans when someone such as Sports Illustrated's Michael Farber acknowledges the Tampa Bay wing. Farber is one of the most respected voices in all of hockey and had high praise for St. Louis in an entertaining column about 20 things Farber loves about hockey. When it comes to St. Louis, Farber writes:
I like watching Martin St. Louis in every match he plays except an All-Star game. St. Louis is utterly wasted at those affairs -- refresh my memory: Team Who vs. Team What? -- because the Tampa Bay Lightning right wing is genetically incapable of not giving a damn. He always cares. (Same with Bruins goalie Tim Thomas.) Of course, St. Louis has to care, given his size and the time it took to establish himself in the NHL. He might have taken a shift off in his career, but I have not been there to see it.
Click here for Farber's must-read column.