Is Marty St. Louis finally ready to rejoin the Rangers organization
Martin St. Louis retired from hockey after the 2014-15 season. After 16 great and emotional years in the NHL, he wanted to spend more time with his family. However, his love for the game brought him right to youth hockey to coach his sons.
MSL was one of the smallest guys on the ice, but played 2x bigger than everyone else. That’s just who he is. Former Ranger and teammate on the Lightning, Jason Ward said he was one of the hardest working players he ever saw. His dedication to the game and to training were second to none.
MSL just loved to play, that’s why it should come as no surprise that after retirement he hopped right into to coaching. Does he miss the game? Here’s his answer on twitter:
— Martin St.Louis (@mstlouis_26) April 6, 2018
Marc Savard was on some Hockey Central yesterday and claimed that MSL could be joining the Rangers coaching ranks soon. Larry Brooks, talked to MSL back in April and found how he was offered the Hartford coaching job but the timing wasn’t right. Brooks also noted that a job as an assistant is there if he wants it.
Now, long-time readers of this site will note that we mentioned way back in 2015 that the Rangers wanted to keep MSL in the organization past retirement. Being a small and independent blog, it was widely overlooked.
[su_quote cite=”Forever Blueshirts” url=”forever blueshirts”]Through a contact in Hartford, I learned the Rangers would like to try and keep Marty in the organization in a role with the Wolf Pack. A future in Hartford would put Marty even closer to his family (Actually, it takes 10 minutes longer to drive to Hartford from Greenwich, but NYC traffic can change that easy). Something he probably thought of when he initially demanded to be traded to the Rangers, and the Rangers only. Is coaching in Marty’s future? Or a role in upper management? All these could be future roles for one of hockey’s greats.[/su_quote]
So is MSL ready? Expect this buzz to grow soon.