Martin St. Louis Press Conference: “My heart just wasn’t in it anymore.”

MSL presser (NYR)

MSL presser (NYR)

Martin St. Louis addressed the NYR media today on his decision to retire and it all boiled down to this one statement: “My heart just wasn’t in it anymore.”

The Rangers aired his presser via Periscope and the future Hall of Famer was very humble and thankful throughout. MSL stated that he was 80/20 before July 1st that he wanted to retire and did field offers that day. When it was all said and done, Marty wanted to be home with his children and that is where he is.

He wants to coach his sons and be a full time parent, which he claims his wife is thrilled with. “For a long time it was all about me, now it’s time to be about someone else,” the newly retired forward said.

When asked about his greatest accomplishment, Marty paused and instead of saying his Cup win in 2004 he said it was “being a good teammate”. That is what made him most proud and what he remembers the most.

MSL said his 2 years with the Rangers felt like 5 and that they will be fine going forward. He noted Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers defense and leadership as the main reason why. MSL believes you win from the backend out and that is just how the Blueshirts are built.

St. Louis did address his future which right now is about coaching his kids. However, he did say that he will take it month by month and see where it goes from there.

For more: check out SNYRANGERS transcript.