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St. Louis: 'We've done our part'

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07:46 AM ET 12.24 | When the history of this season is written, the lockout winners and losers will be sorted -- or has that point already come and gone? The NHL has won its labor war with the players. It's over. Owners have gotten what some estimates say is $1 billion in concessions from players. ... Contract rules will be tightened. Players aren't even arguing existing contracts should be honored. So why are we in Day 99 of the lockout with no end in sight and the fight making its way, perhaps, toward the courts? Because the league wants even more, a position that frustrates Lightning star Marty St. Louis. "The truth is hockey players, our whole life, we're groomed to stick together and fight; when it gets tough, to dig in," he recently said. ... "I think we're being more than reasonable. I think we've done our part."

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December 24, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Marty St. Louis. "The truth is hockey players, our whole life, we're groomed to stick together and fight; when it gets tough, to dig in .... I think we're being more than reasonable. I think we've done our part."

Marty and the NHLPA never heard the famous Kenny Rogers:

"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done."

Don't pick a fight you know you can't win, son. You have far more to lose than the owners.

December 24, 2012  08:55 AM ET

At least he didn't use the "standing tall" cliche Roamer. :-)

December 24, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At least he didn't use the "standing tall" cliche Roamer. :-)

Marty St. Louis easily makes the short list of guys that could play on my team...

December 24, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At least he didn't use the "standing tall" cliche Roamer. :-)

He saved that one for his next meeting with Bettman.

December 24, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Marty St. Louis easily makes the short list of guys that could play on my team...

I like that.

December 24, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I like that.

I agree.....it's uplifting.

December 24, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I agree.....it's uplifting.

It's heightened my opinion of Marty.

December 24, 2012  10:37 AM ET

Marty "back to the past" St. Loo

December 24, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's heightened my opinion of Marty.

Unfortunate how two lost NHL seasons may very well keep him from reaching the 1000 point plateau...

December 24, 2012  11:21 AM ET

Appropriate image to the right>>>>>>>>

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