Reaction to Lightning trading Marty St. Louis to Rangers
Victor Hedman, Lightning defenseman:
"It's going to be different, but we have to keep pushing. We wish him the best of luck in New York but we're excited to have Ryan (Callahan) on board."
Jon Cooper, Lightning coach:
"That's a tough loss, not only for our team but for what he's done for this organization. But in saying that, you can honestly say the team we fielded (Tuesday) is not as good as the team we're going to field (tonight)."
Jay Feaster, ex-Lightning GM:
"What concerns me is you lose the heart and soul of the team, and what should be great news in terms of (Steven) Stamkos coming back, that's tempered."
Alain Vigneault, Rangers coach:
"I really believe this makes us a better team. … I'm very happy and excited to have Marty St. Louis with us. Another Frenchman, I like that part."
Ryan Kennedy, Hockey News:
"If I'm a Tampa fan, I'm pretty upset with St. Louis right now."
Sean Gentille, Sporting News:
"The trade makes the Lightning worse, and one of the teams behind them better. … It's crazy St. Louis asked and Steve Yzerman accommodated him."
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Reaction to the St. Louis trade