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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON: 50-24-8, 108 points. Second in Atlantic Division. Lost to Chicago Blackhawks in Stanley Cup final. COACH: Jon Cooper (third full season) ADDED: F Erik Condra. LOST: F Brenden Morrow. PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Signing one of the NHL's most prolific scorers to a contract extension was the franchise's top priority this offseason, and the defending...
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Tampa Bay Lightning season preview: Similar roster looks to strike twice

Plus: The Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the best teams in the NHL in every facet of the game throughout last season, but they failed to finish the job when they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Lightning begin this season with unfinished business, and Tampa Bay will see nearly the same crop of players return this season. The biggest change to the team...
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PHOTO: Stamkos poses as an honorary Hanson brother

Steven Stamkos is more of a scorer than a fighter, but he stepped closer to the realm of the enforcer Tuesday when he posed for a picture with the Hanson brothers of "Slap Shot" fame. The trio of brothers were known in the 1977 film as a three-man lawless wrecking crew on the ice and thus became popular figures among fans of the movie. The movie jumped back into the forefront of...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos focused on Lightning success, not contract talks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Stamkos insists he's focused on trying to help the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup, not his future with the defending Eastern Conference champions. The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's top goal scorer reported to training camp without a long-term contract extension last week, saying he's not going to let the absence of a deal...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steven Stamkos Media Day Interview

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Via Lightning Shout
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Stamkos “hates drones”; kills them with hockey pucks

YouTube Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos showed off some silly accuracy in a new NHL promo: “‘Stamkos vs. Drones: Next Level Training”.  Stamkos began the video with an elementary feat (for him), drilling four targets in the corner of a goal before picking off flying drones with sniper-like accuracy. The government may want to give Stamkos a call when his services...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Steven Stamkos

There will be a lot of ink spilled in both print and digitally about what will happen with Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning this year, and why not should Stamkos hit the open market he would be one of the biggest players to do so in nearly a decade.  Stamkos is a dynamic player who in his 492 career games has scored 276 goals, 222 assists for 498 points while adding...

Philp: Ignore The Pundits, Stamkos Isn’t Going Anywhere

TAMPA, FL – MAY 20: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in action against the New York Rangers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) Steven Stamkos is a generational player. Not just a talented player or even a franchise player...
Via Lightning Shout
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Stamkos takes BP, fielding practice, hits homer

How is Steven Stamkos preparing for the 2015-16 season? Unlike Erik Karlsson, Stamkos is practicing … but probably not the sport you’d expect. Watch as Stamkos takes BP and fielding practice with the Toronto Blue Jays. Look closely and you’ll see Stamkos send one pitch over the fence, which is the topic he’s discussing with the broadcasters. Stamkos looks like a pretty...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Simmons suggests Steven Stamkos may want out of Tampa Bay

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun penned a column this morning which suggested Steven Stamkos may have changed his mind about re-signing with Tampa Bay. He says Stamkos was once certain to re-sign with the club, but now may walk when he comes a free agent next year. Now there are at least rumblings. Now there is reason to wonder if Stamkos will want to stay in Tampa Bay on a team...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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