|Martin St. Louis|
“The way he’s
taken his game to the next level, he deserves whatever he gets. The main
thing is his consistency. He plays every night and shift hard.”
"He is a mentally
tough kid. You have to be to fight through what he has ... and do the
things he is doing right now."
"He is a guy
who is always trying to prove to people that size means nothing. He still
gets questioned on his size, and I think that is in the back of his mind.
He has become a National Hockey League player and a very good one by fighting
through some of the questioning of him.”
“Martin is the
kind of guy who gets pissed off when you start talking about his size
because he doesn’t think that should come into play at all. He is
going to show you everything he has every night.”
league they don’t look at him as a small player anymore. They look
at him as a very dangerous player.”
“He ought to
be the poster boy, not just for small players, but for any player who
dreams of making it.”
"That's one of
the things you notice about him. He still approaches every day saying,
`If I am not working harder than the other guy then I might not be here.'"
“He has the
heart of a lion and he brings that out on the ice with him every time.”
“I thought he
could score in the NHL. Did I know it would turn out like it has today?
“He is tough
to defend and gritty. He will pay the price to make a play and score.
He can take the big hit. I admire him."
rattle him. He’s going to take a hit; he’s going to give a
hit. He won’t change his game. I think it’s a great success
of him that impresses us is how he handles himself, especially now with
all the success he’s had and all the attention he’s getting.”
“He plays with
quite a bit of competitive edge and he competes every hard. He’s
perfectly suited for the game today.”
one of those few young players who have the ability to change the tempo
of a game and break it wide open. You can’t for a minute not be
prepared when he’s on the ice.”
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