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91 Days of Stamkos: Day 19, A Visit to Stammer’s Office

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 19, A Visit to Stammer’s Office

The left wing circle at Amalie Arena should have “Stammer’s Office” painted on the ice. Many can argue that Steven Stamkos is one of the best one-timer shooters in the NHL. The Great 8 himself, Alex Ovechkin, is the only true challenger to Stamkos’ ability to rifle a one-timer from the left wing circle into the back of the net. In fact, the ice at Amalie Arena should have “Stammer’s Office” inside of that circle. He can do it from the top of the circle, from the faceoff dot, from the bottom of the circle, and as we’ve seen a few times, even from below the end line. He’ll...
Raw Charge Jan 19, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 18, Stamkos gives back

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 18, Stamkos gives back

Stamkos is making fans, one piece of equipment at a time. Steven Stamkos is a giver. He gives goaltenders headaches, teammates assists, and fans something to cheer about. Every other year or so he gives the medical community of the Tampa area plenty of things to do. And every once in a blue moon he gives a piece of equipment to a fan. Example Number One - part of a shattered stick: The background. On March 12th, 2015 the Lightning and the Bruins were locked in a 2-2 battle as the clock ticked down in overtime. Thanks to matching penalties to Alex Killorn and Chris Kelly, the teams were...
Raw Charge Jan 18, 2017
91 days of Stamkos: Day 17, a fond history of Stammergeddon

91 days of Stamkos: Day 17, a fond history of Stammergeddon

And by “fond” I mean “annoying.” First, thanks to Erik Erlendsson for creating a portmanteau of Steven Stamkos and Armageddon that will forever haunt every single one of his contract years, from RFA to retirement. But let's start at the beginning. Back in 2011, when Stamkos was an RFA, the whole fan base of the Tampa Bay Lightning flipped their poop when Stamkos was not yet signed by his contract-ending date, July 1. Retired Raw Charge editor-in-chief John Fontana wrote an article about the mass poop-flipping entitled, "Stammergeddon: Rumors, paranoia, and Tampa Bay sports."...
FOX Sports Jan 18, 2017
John Gibson picks another win after a strong effort against the Lightning

John Gibson picks another win after a strong effort against the Lightning

John Gibson picks another win after a strong effort against the Lightning
Raw Charge Jan 17, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 16, Amazing Goal in Anaheim

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 16, Amazing Goal in Anaheim

Stamkos gets bendy to score a pretty goal Steven Stamkos has only played four games at the Honda Center. Sadly, he won’t be adding to that total this year. It was also the sight of the first healthy scratch of his career, an experience he called a “learning tool.” Learn he did as he ripped off five points in the next six games. A season later, he finally played his first game in the Honda Center, and he scored arguably the greatest goal of his career. On November 19th, the Lightning strolled into Anaheim and promptly found themselves down 3-0 seven minutes into the second period....
Raw Charge Jan 16, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 15, Revisiting the 2008 draft

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 15, Revisiting the 2008 draft

With the Lightning returning to Los Angeles, some thoughts on Stamkos vs. Doughty There was no doubt that the Lightning were drafting Steven Stamkos with the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft. After all, you don’t build an entire marketing campaign around him unless you’re sure he’s the one you want. What if the draft luck had not been on their side, and Los Angeles (which finished with the same number of points) had ended up with the top pick? According to Mark Yanetti, it’s a moot point. The Kings’ co-director of amateur scouting said in an interview with the Mayor’s Manor that...
Raw Charge Jan 15, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 14, Steven Stamkos baseball star

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 14, Steven Stamkos baseball star

For his career with Markham, Stamkos is a .594 hitter with 54 home runs in 70 games. When the calendar flipped to July 1st in 2015, the Lightning were officially able to re-sign Steven Stamkos to an extended contract. That day came and went with no news. His agent, Don Meehan didn’t seem too concerned about not having a deal, and the Lightning weren’t concerned because they knew these things took time. Lightning fans weren’t as chill about it. After all, just two weeks earlier, Stamkos has suffered through his first Stanley Cup Final loss, so there was some understanding if he...
Raw Charge Jan 14, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 13, Stamkos is 168th in scoring this season

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 13, Stamkos is 168th in scoring this season

Having played only 17 games, he’s ahead of many familiar names. If you were living under a rock the last two months and just emerged and looked at the NHL scoring leaders and saw Steven Stamkos’ name at No. 168th, you’d think that he was having a down year with 20 points. But you’ll notice he’s played 17 games. You know who else has the same number of points as Stamkos while playing at least 40 games this season? Carl Hagelin. Dylan Larkin. Patrice Bergeron. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. To name a few. Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar have played around 35 games and have one more point than...
Raw Charge Jan 14, 2017
Quick Strikes: Marty Gras

Quick Strikes: Marty Gras

May your number look down on more wins than losses! ICYMI Stamkos says "I knew when I got here, you were a player I was going to look up to... [turns to MSL] ...well not in the literal sense."— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 14, 2017 It was Marty-gras at Raw Charge yesterday, as we poured feels all over the front page in honor of the hockey club's first retired number. Lightning come up short versus Blue Jackets Syracuse Crunch snap three-game losing skid with a 5-4 win over the Toronto Marlies Photo Gallery: Martin St. Louis’ No. 26 goes up in the rafters From the Press Box:...
Raw Charge Jan 13, 2017
Photo Gallery: Martin St. Louis’ No. 26 goes up in the rafters

Photo Gallery: Martin St. Louis’ No. 26 goes up in the rafters

Tampa Bay Lightning retires first number in franchise history. Martin St. Louis became the first Tampa Bay Lightning player to have his number retired. With his family by his side, the current team all decked out in jerseys from the Lightning’s Cup-winning year, and former teammates, coaches, general managers and even commissioner Gary Bettman a part of the festivities, an emotional St. Louis saw his number raised in the Amalie Arena rafters before the game against the Blue Jackets. Everyone from ex-Bolts/current Jackets coach John Tortorella to captain Steven Stamkos spoke before St....
FOX Sports Jan 13, 2017
Martin St. Louis honored by Lightning as his No. 26 is retired

Martin St. Louis honored by Lightning as his No. 26 is retired

The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis' uniform No. 26.

‘It’s such a great story’ — Lightning retire Martin St. Louis’ jersey to the rafters

Stamkos: St. Louis was, he still is, and he forever will be the heart and soul of this organization.
FOX Sports Jan 13, 2017
#MSL26: Steven Stamkos on Martin St. Louis

#MSL26: Steven Stamkos on Martin St. Louis

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos speaks highly of Martin St. Louis on the night his jersey gets retired.
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Jan 13, 2017
NHL Stock Watch: Victor Hedman rising, Jonathan Toews falling

NHL Stock Watch: Victor Hedman rising, Jonathan Toews falling

• Victor Hedman, D, Lightning: Tall defensemen often need extra time to develop, so it wasn’t a surprise when Hedman’s career breakthrough didn’t happen until his fifth year. The goal spike is probably tied to a little puck luck — his highest shooting percentage — but Hedman is also on pace for an absurd 59 assists. Tampa Bay needs him more than ever, in a season where Steven Stamkos has played just 17 games.
FOX Sports Jan 13, 2017
Tampa Bay Lightning: What Martin St. Louis Means To Me

Tampa Bay Lightning: What Martin St. Louis Means To Me

Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis represented much more than simply the player Lightning fans saw on the ice.Just like every other team in the National Hockey League, players come and go from our lives in an instant. When all is said and done, hockey is much more than a game, it&...

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