St. Louis said that it was flattering to get offers and that heading into July 1 he was 80/20 set on retiring.
He said that when he got the offers he started to think about all the training and preparation and he felt that his heart wasn't in it.
Marty said that he was understanding of the Rangers situation with the salary cap and that "If my heart was in it we would have found a way but for me, at that point, my heart wasn't in it. If I do something I am 100%. Now it's time to be 100% dad and family man."
St. Louis said that he has missed a lot of the hockey that his sons have played and that now he is looking forward to being at every practice and every game.
He said that in the short term he will only focus on his family and coaching his kids but could explore something bigger in the future.
Adam Rotter: I believe that if the Rangers had the cap space and been up front right after the season about wanting him back, Marty would be with the Rangers this coming season. Without the Rangers as a real option and having no interest in playing anywhere else and being away from his family, the Devils would likely not have provided him a shot at the Cup, St. Louis decided to hang it up. His next stop will be the Hall of Fame but I won't be surprised at all if the team asks him to do some part time work in player development.