It's impossible to judge a player after eight games.
But when a team gives up so much to get said player, it doesn't matter how many games are played. That player will be judged.
So it is for Marty St. Louis. The winger has yet to score a goal for his new team, only registering three assists over that span.
He spoke with Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record about his troubles:
Obviously I’d love to have more production to speak about but there’s a lot of games in the past where I played way worse and somehow you find some production so you have to be honest in your assessment. Am I playing great? No. but I’ve played way worse than this. I think every day I feel better. I think it’s going to get like that. Every day it’s going to get better.
St. Louis has been getting chances, some glorious ones included. He has been making some incredible passes and his speed has reverberated throughout the lineup.
However, the Rangers have scored two or fewer goals or in four of his eight games with the club. The Rangers brought St. Louis in to improve the offense. If anything, it's remained the same.
Therefore, he needs to pick up his game. Maybe it'll click one game. It's hard to join a new team and make an immediate impact, no matter how talented you are.
Make no mistake, St. Louis is talented. That has been on display in every game he's played in New York. For now, though, his performance has simply not been good enough.