BREAKING: Esiason Confirms It’s Marty St. Louis!
This morning on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton show, Esiason started to “break his silence”. It began earlier in the AM when he said his source at the NHL was “in the know.”
So who is it Booms? Drumroll please…Martin St. Louis! The trade is Ryan Callahan for Martin St. Louis straight up. A conditional draft pick would come to the NYR if Callahan re-signs with the Lightning.
He believes it will get done and it will only fall apart if someone gets cold feet or Callahan drops his demands. Apparently this deal was discussed between Sather and Yzerman (TB GM) 4 weeks ago. Is it possible Martin St. Louis, who has a home in Greenwich CT, is still angry about the initial Olympic snub?
Larry Brooks said yesterday that there was no traction in that swap and one other source I spoke to said that it’s old news. So who do we believe? FTR, is of the mind that TB would like to for St. Louis to retire a member of the Lightning. He has meant so much to that franchise. However, it is in their best interest to move a 38 year old for something of value. We will find out by March 5th who is right.
At least for now we all know Boomer was talking Martin St. Louis. Just realize he also left himself a big out.