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91 Days of Stamkos: Day 83, Stamkos sounds off about his knee

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 83, Stamkos sounds off about his knee

Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, Stamkos casts doubt on returning this season. On Thursday, Steven Stamkos expounded upon his current injury situation. Unfortunately for Lightning fans, what the captain had to say wasn’t exactly encouraging. As we speculated earlier in the week, it’s looking more and more likely that he won’t be back in time for the regular season. The quotes that appeared in the Tampa Bay Times article by Joe Smith seemed unusually despondent for Stamkos. Having spent the last 83 days listening to Stamkos injury news, I know that he chooses his words very...
Raw Charge Mar 24, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 82, Stamkos at Joe Louis Arena

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 82, Stamkos at Joe Louis Arena

Stamkos is going to miss the Lightning’s last game at this fabled arena. How has he fared there over the years? Soon, very soon, Joe Louis Arena will be shuttering its doors for the final time. On Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning will visit for the very last time to take on the Detroit Red Wings. As a franchise, Tampa can’t wait to see the wrecking ball come through. The Lightning have played at Joe Louis 23 times, and have only won 5 times. The only arena they have fared worse in is TD Garden, where they have 5 wins in 42 games. One of the wins in Detroit came on November 15th, 2016,...
Winging It In Motown Mar 24, 2017
Morning Skate: Lightning at Red Wings

Morning Skate: Lightning at Red Wings

7:30p ET, Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI TV: FS-D Online Streaming: Fox Sports Go Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio Lightning Blog: Raw Charge How the mighty have fallen. Tonight, the Lightning are in town to take on the Red Wings — both teams in a very unfamiliar state. The Lightning have had a disappointing season, and the Red Wings are one of the worst in the league. Something new for both squads. Tampa holds onto the 5th spot in the Atlantic division, which should be much of a surprise after they lost Steven Stamkos earlier this season. Both teams were sellers at the...
Boston Herald Mar 23, 2017

Bruins lose 6-3 to Tampa Bay Lightning

Media:  032317bruinsms05.jpg 032317bruinsms03.jpg 032317bruinsms01.jpgSection: BruinsFriday, March 24, 2017Source: DTI
Raw Charge Mar 23, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 81, Stamkos smash ping pong ball!

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 81, Stamkos smash ping pong ball!

Steven Stamkos is pretty good at almost everything he does. Except table tennis. Last weekend the Tampa Bay Lightning had their annual Bolts Family Carnival. For roughly three hours Lightning fans, for a nominal fee, could interact with the players and staff by getting their picture taken with them and playing a host of games such as table hockey, foosball, and table tennis. While the captain hasn’t returned to the ice, Steven Stamkos was on hand and ready to compete. Raw Charge writer @GeoFitz4 captured a shot of him in action at the Ping Pong table. The Captain @RealStamkos91...

Steven Stamkos knows time running out on return

Steven Stamkos was once again the last Lightning player to leave the ice following today's morning skate in Boston.
Raw Charge Mar 22, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 80, Should Stamkos play this season?

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 80, Should Stamkos play this season?

There are 10 games left. Is the juice worth the squeeze? This isn’t an official injury update, simply because there hasn’t been one in a few days. As the season winds down, the question changes from, “Can Stamkos return,” to “Should Stamkos return.” With the loss to Arizona seriously jeopardizing the team’s playoff hopes, the answer is looking more and more like no. Coming back from a torn lateral meniscus is much different than a broken leg or blood clot. With the latter two, a doctor can look at an x-ray and definitely say the problem is in the past. There is no danger of...
Raw Charge Mar 21, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 79, Stamkos and The Toronto Maple Leafs

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 79, Stamkos and The Toronto Maple Leafs

A reader asks how Stamkos has fared against his hometown team. The answer is not shocking. As this series winds to a close (and Steven Stamkos edges closer to a return to the ice, hopefully) we at Raw Charge want to make sure that we have covered everything that you, our readers, would like to know about the Lightning captain. So, we recently solicited ideas for the next few posts on Twitter and KJ (@Biker4Bolts) came up with a good idea: @RawCharge With Stamkos' "ties" to Toronto, how about covering his personal accomplishments and records against that team.— KJ (@Biker4Bolts) March...
Raw Charge Mar 20, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 78, All about the flow

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 78, All about the flow

Tracking the history of Steven Stamkos’ golden locks Most hockey players pick one hairstyle and stick with it for their entire career. After all, what’s the point of having a sweet hairdo if it’s going to spend most of the time smashed under a sweaty helmet. That hasn’t been the case for Steven Stamkos. His hairstyle has evolved as his career has progressed. So, here is a brief history of the captain’s coiffure. The First Round Forward Sweep Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Eighteen-year-olds rarely but much thought into how their hair looks. However, when you’re...
Raw Charge Mar 19, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 77, The Victor Hedman-Steven Stamkos Bromance

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 77, The Victor Hedman-Steven Stamkos Bromance

Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman have played together for the Tampa Bay Lightning since Hedman was drafted in 2009. They’ve been through some rough years together in Tampa, strengthening their bond. Steven Stamkos has played for the Tampa Bay Lightning since being drafted in 2008, making him the longest tenured player still in the organization. Victor Hedman is a close second, being drafted #2 overall by the Bolts the following year. Tampa fans have grown accustomed to seeing their chemistry on the ice, but what about their relationship off the ice? Are they acquaintances or close...
Raw Charge Mar 18, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 76, This Day in Stamkos History - Blitzed by Buffalo

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 76, This Day in Stamkos History - Blitzed by Buffalo

In 2010, the Lightning were fighting for a playoff spot, a 6-2 loss to the Sabres ended those dreams In an NHL roundtable discussion Steven Stamkos did with Rick Nash and Drew Doughty for the 2015 All-Star game in Columbus, the star center admitted that there are games when players are just waiting for the clock to run out*: “Those are the ones you say, ‘Let’s go out and win the third.’” One of those games happened on March 18th, 2010, against the Buffalo Sabres. The Lightning had been hanging around the playoff race up until a home series midway through March. ven with a...

Not a lot of good injury news for Lightning (Stamkos or otherwise)

Unfortunate updates regarding Tyler Johnson, Cedric Paquette and Vladislav Namestnikov, too.
Raw Charge Mar 18, 2017
Quick Strikes: Sliding Caps come to Tampa

Quick Strikes: Sliding Caps come to Tampa

They’ve lost five of their last six and three straight on the road. The Bolts + Crunch Steven Stamkos practices in full. [NHL.com] Stamkos interview transcribed for accessibility. [Raw Charge] The Capitals come into town tonight having lost five of their last six and three straight on the road. [NHL.com] Already without Tyler Johnson, Vladislav Namestnikov and Cedric Paquette, the Lightning may potentially also be without Ondrej Palat and Jake Dotchin. [Associated Press] Brayden Point is making his mark as the Bolts continue their push toward the playoffs. [FanRag Sports] Congrats to...
FOX Sports Mar 17, 2017
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: 'I'll be playing when it feels ready'

Lightning's Steven Stamkos: 'I'll be playing when it feels ready'

Steven Stamkos​ participated in his first full practice with the team since his mid-November knee surgery. As he spoke with the media though, he was quick to point out that his return to game action wasn't necessarily imminent.
Raw Charge Mar 17, 2017
Transcript: Stamkos calls this injury the “toughest” of his career

Transcript: Stamkos calls this injury the “toughest” of his career

Transcribed for accessibility. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos addresses the media for the first time since suffering a torn meniscus in November. Quick Note: For the sake of clarity and fluency, I have omitted extraneous uses of the phrases, “and,” “so,” “kind of,” “obviously,” “you know,” and “I mean.” Question: Where are you at? How’s your recovery coming along? Steven Stamkos: Oh, it’s progressed well. It’s been a long process. It was four to six months, with four months really out of the question from the beginning. We’ve passed that now. It...

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