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Tampa Bay Times Jun 23, 2015

Steven Stamkos 'not losing any sleep' over contract

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is still catching his breath in this abbreviated offseason.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 22, 2015

No rush in Steven Stamkos contract talks

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman made it clear his "No. 1 priority" this summer is signing captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term contract extension.
Raw Charge Jun 20, 2015

Quick Strikes for Saturday, June 20

A week until the 2015 NHl draft, less than two weeks until the start of NHL free agency... Now starts a busy time for transactions and rumors around the league. An annual rite of passage over at TSN is to issue the offseason game plans for all 30 franchises. The game plan for the Lightning is out, as summarized by Scott Cullen. [TSN] I've witnessed some fans make bitter and peculiar remarks pointed at team captain Steven Stamkos and his offensive slump during the playoffs. Michael Stuart lays out a defense of #91, be it necessary or not. [Hockey Buzz] We interrupt Quick Strikes to...
Raw Charge Jun 18, 2015

The return of Stammergeddon to the NHL offseason

The last time Steven Stamkos' contract was up for renewal, Stammergeddon reined supreme on social media. Since then, social media has only gotten bigger and Stammergeddon hysteria this time around could be even crazier. When Steven Stamkos came off of his entry level contract after the 2010-11 season and became a restricted free agent, there was a huge hustle and bustle in social (and national) media about if some other team would come in with a huge offer sheet in an attempt to steal him away from the Lightning. This circus ended up being dubbed "#Stammergeddon" and was brought to a halt...
Raw Charge Jun 16, 2015

2015 Stanley Cup Final: On Steven Stamkos' scoring slump

Don't be so hard on yourself, kid. It's almost impossible to imagine how Steven Stamkos feels right now. As the leader of this young Tampa Bay Lightning team in more ways than one, he's said and done all the right things that we, as fans, want a leader to say and do when faced with such a heartbreaking result: losing the Stanley Cup Final after a grueling-but-exciting run. He's taken the blame on himself for not producing. He's put others first, invoking names like Rick Bowness and Brenden Morrow, long-time veterans of this league that are still waiting for their chance to hoist the...
Raw Charge Jun 14, 2015

Quick Strikes for Sunday, June 14

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost another 2-1 game in the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks and now face elimination on Monday night + news from around the league. With the Game 5 outcome, much of the attention for the Chicago Blackhawks shifts to the hope that they can win a Stanley Cup on home ice on Monday night. [Second City Hockey] Bad luck turned worse, and the Hawks played good defense in front of Crawford. That's why Tampa Bay is now on the brink. [The Globe and Mail] Steven Stamkos goal scoring drought continues, but he didn't get much help from Jon Cooper in Game 5's...
Northwest Herald Jun 7, 2015

Big stars are being held in check so far in Stanley Cup

CHICAGO – One point. That is the combined total for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos through two games of the Stanley Cup Final.
Tampa Tribune Jun 5, 2015

Dwindling ice time questioned for Bolts' Stamkos

For the final 51 seconds of the Lightning's 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, Steven Stamkos sat on the bench.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 4, 2015

Stamkos after Lightning's Game 1 loss: 'We're not worried'

Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle said he woke up a little "angry." "You should be p----- off," Boyle said. "You shouldn't have any regrets when you wake up in the morning, and we might today." Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle said he woke up a little "angry."
Raw Charge Jun 4, 2015

Quick Strikes for Thursday, June 4

There's nothing but love in today's edition of Quick Strikes. Apparently Tampa Bay Lightning fans aren't the only ones who adore majority owner Jeff Vinik. So does NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. And a whole bunch of other people, too. Like you needed to know that, right? [Tampa Tribune] Speaking of love-fests, Wayne Gretzky is very impressed with both Stanley Cup Final teams' captains Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Toews for the Chicago Blackhawks. And it just degenerates into all kinds of gushiness by a number of other people from there. In a very hockey sort of way, of course. [ESPN] Who...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 3, 2015

Steven Stamkos: Stanley Cup final feels like another round right now

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he had no trouble sleeping last night, on the eve of the biggest game of his career - tonight's opening game of the Stanley Cup final.

Stamkos: Lundqvist, Rangers haven’t met Lightning yet in a Game 7; other pre-game notes

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been told for the last three days about how good the Rangers have been in Game 7s and, how they’re unbeaten in Game 7s at home. Their response leading up to tonight’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final at Madison Square Garden has been pretty consistent. They acknowledge the Blueshirts impressive history and resiliency and then point out that none of it was accomplished against them. So, when Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was asked this morning about Blueshirts goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and his 6-1 career record in Game 7s, he did not back...

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