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New York Rangers Player Report Card: Martin St. Louis

Player Name: Martin St. Louis

Position: Forward – Wing, Penalty kill, Power play

Personal Stats: 

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 176

Shoots: Left

Season Numbers:

Games Played: 19

Points: 8

Assists: 7

Goals: 1

Shots: 37

Hits: 24*

Shots Blocked: 38*

*Between Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers

Strengths: Seems as though every Rangers player (no matter when their season started) had a rough beginning, but played very well when their struggles were over, Marty St. Louis was no exception to this rule. St. Louis had tons of playoff experience, including a Stanley Cup, and is known for being able to produce points in the post-season. In 63 playoff games St. Louis has 68 points and will work well with Rick Nash on his line to keep that streak going strong. St. Louis is hot going into the playoffs, and has five points in his last five games.

Weaknesses: For one thing he’s old, and for another I’m still not convinced he has the confidence he needs to have to be a contributing member of the Rangers. I think his lack of confidence is what has hindered him to play to the best of his ability and it’s why he went from averaging a point a night in Tampa Bay to less than a point every other game in New York City.

Post Season Prediction: Luckily I think the confidence of St. Louis has picked up, and that is crucial for the Rangers going into the playoffs. St. Louis is a crucial offensive piece and it would not surprise me if he was the most important player heading into the playoffs, he’s openly talked about how excited he is for the playoffs in a large hockey market and how he feels he can be the Rangers missing piece, well then let’s have at it.

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