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Tampa Bay Lightning

Fan reaction mixed to St. Louis’ departure

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Tribune staff

Tampa Bay Lightning fans had mixed reactions Wednesday to news the team and general manager Steve Yzerman honored captain Marty St. Louis’ request for a trade. Here is a sampling from the comments on TBO.com:

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“Let’s face it, he wanted out of Tampa Bay. He’s had the locker room a mess since this started, and you have seen it work onto the ice. Good move trading him. Now we need to move forward, shake it off and play good hockey from here on out.”

— Adele Clark

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“good job yzerman, you run the man who was tampa bay hockey for the past decade out of town.”

— Matt Bubniak

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“Marty placed being a bench-role player in Sochi for Team Canada above being the “C” of the Lightning and the leader of “his” team. Stop bashing Yzerman because he did the right thing before Sochi and now with the trade.”

— Thomas Fowler

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“St Louis has fought hard for everything he has earned. I am trying keep this as the most important memory, but his exit, and the purported reason for it, leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.”

— Chad L Kirchen

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“Thank you Marty for the memories and the Stanley Cup.”

— Lee Ross

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