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Entering the 2008-09 season, the OK Hockey group, which then owned the Tampa Bay Lightning, launched a clever ad campaign to promote their rookie forward Steven Stamkos, whom they’d selected with the first overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Using the slogan, “Seen Stamkos?”, it was a smart marketing move from an otherwise inept bunch during their short, disastrous ownership of the Lightning.
Unfortunately, Stamkos struggled through the first half of his rookie season, and “Seen Stamkos?” became fodder for derision for the team’s critics, as well as fans who felt he was not only over-hyped, but overrated.
Four years later, however, it might be a good idea for NHL marketing to resurrect and update that campaign as a means of promoting Stamkos as one of the league’s top players.
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Sportsnet had this video earlier, but it is only available to Canadian IPs, so thanks to ktornado for the upload.
Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Smith extended his shutout streak to 234 minutes, 25 seconds before yielding a goal to St. Louis during the first period on Friday. He stopped 31 of 32 shots that night and made 23 saves on Saturday as Phoenix claimed the Pacific Division title.
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The 2011-12 NHL regular season came to an end on Apr. 7 after 1,230 games with all 30 teams seeing action on the same day for just the fourth time in league history. With the end of the regular season came the announcement of several trophy winners.The season’s overall leading scorer was Russian center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Malkin picked up the Art Ross Trophy...
NEW YORK (April 9, 2012) – Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending April 8.
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It was a fascinating final day to the regular season this Saturday, with plenty of storylines directly relating to playoff seeding going in to the Stanley Cup tournament. All 30 teams played, some with having nothing more than pride to guide them, others wishing to play the spoiler in close division crown battles. As we go in to what is sure to be another great postseason, let’s...