It appears the drama playing out in Tampa has a brand new twist.
Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Martin St. Louis -- who on Wednesday all but confirmed reports stating he requested a trade out of town before the Olympic break -- apparently has a very short list of preferred destinations.
According to TSN, St. Louis' list includes only one team: the New York Rangers.
The relationship between St. Louis and Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman reportedly soured when the veteran winger was excluded from Team Canada's Sochi Olympics roster in early January. Yzerman, also Canada's GM, eventually added St. Louis as an injury replacement for Tampa teammate Steven Stamkos.
Following the gold-medal game, in which Canada won 3-0 over Sweden, reports surfaced about St. Louis' desire to leave the organization after the original roster announcement.
The 38-year-old Tampa Bay captain has a no-movement clause, giving him much power during these presumably awkward times. He and his family live in Connecticut in the off-season.
St. Louis, last year's winner of both the Art Ross and Lady Byng trophies, is currently tied for 12th in league scoring with 25 goals and 56 points in 58 games.