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Feb 15, 2017
Rotoworld
Steven Stamkos is still believed to be on schedule from his expected four-month recovery from mid-November knee surgery.
Raw Charge 7 hours ago
91 days of Stamkos: Day 51, the Markham Waxers

91 days of Stamkos: Day 51, the Markham Waxers

From age 9 to age 16, Stamkos was a member of the Markham Waxers, and made a memorable mark. It’s possible that Steven Stamkos was ready for Major Juniors when he was 15 years old, but unlike John Tavares, was not given exceptional player status to play in the Canadian Hockey League a year early (and probably didn’t ask for it). Instead, Stamkos simply lit up the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), with a ridiculous stat line that led his team, the Markham Waxers, to the OHL Cup in 2006. Stamkos, who played in the Markham Waxers’ development program since age 9, worked his way...

Should Lightning ride - or trade - Ben Bishop?

Still want to trade Ben Bishop?The Lightning goaltender is playing some of his best hockey of the season. And, depending on how you look at it, the timing couldn't be any better.With Tampa Bay fightning for its playoff life, Bishop has won his last four starts, including Sunday's 3-2 overtime victory in Colorado. The …

Steven Stamkos skating, 'progressing well'

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is back on the ice.
Raw Charge Feb 20, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 50, fifty is nifty

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 50, fifty is nifty

A quick look at the three times Steven Stamkos has celebrated a 50th goal. Fifty. It’s one of those magic numbers in hockey, especially when it comes to goals. Ever since Steven Stamkos has entered the league, the 50-goal mark has been hit or eclipsed exactly ten times by five different players. Alex Ovechkin has done it a remarkable five times, Stamkos twice, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Corey Perry once. If you include his 50th career goal, Stamkos has three pucks hanging on the wall with the number 50 on them. 50th Career Goal Stamkos’ 50th career goal came in a 2-1 win over...
Raw Charge Feb 19, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 49, Video Game Cover Boy

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 49, Video Game Cover Boy

Broken nose and all, Stamkos was on the cover of the most popular video hockey game in the world. Things were going pretty well for Steven Stamkos in 2011. His team had made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. He could drink legally in the United States. Most importantly, his face graced the cover of a video game. At the 2011 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, EA Sports announced that Stamkos was going to be the cover boy of their upcoming hockey game, NHL 12. The young Lightning center posed on the red carpet before the award show modeling a mock-up of the game. This was a moment that was...
FOX Sports Feb 18, 2017
Lightning with no day off after return to action

Lightning with no day off after return to action

The Tampa Bay Lightning returned to action with an overtime loss Saturday, and now they get no time off before a Sunday night showdown against the Avalanche.
Raw Charge Feb 18, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 48, Will Steven Stamkos join the 1,000 point club?

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 48, Will Steven Stamkos join the 1,000 point club?

The first 500 points are under his belt. A look to see if can get the second 500. It’s been a solid year for milestones in the NHL as three players have celebrated crossing the 1,000 point mark in their career. Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin and Sidney Crosby have all added that accomplishment to their Hall of Fame resumes. There are 86 players that have achieved that feat in the storied history of the NHL. Will Steven Stamkos eventually join them? After Crosby joined the club on Thursday, NHL.com published a post speculating which players might also score 1,000 points. There were some...
Raw Charge Feb 18, 2017
Quick Strikes: Back to work

Quick Strikes: Back to work

Off their break, the Lightning face the Stars tonight. The Bolts The Lightning held their first practice after the break on Friday, and Tyler Johnson was on a line with Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov, meaning he’s close to a return. [Tampa Bay Times] The Lightning and the Stars tonight: That the two teams are desperate for points is an understatement. [ESPN] After the game, Inside the Lightning: Steve Yzerman will premiere, starring Yzerman (duh) with appearances by Steven Stamkos and Yzerman’s former coach Scotty Bowman. [Fox Sports]. That trade deadline clock is ticking,...

Vinny Lecavalier ready for 'special' Lightning alumni game

On Thursday, Vinny Lecavalier put on a Lightning jersey for the first time in four years. But first, the former Lightning captain went hunting. Yes, hunting. On Thursday, Vinny Lecavalier put on a Lightning jersey for the first time in four years.
Raw Charge Feb 17, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 47, Stamkos’ First Hat Trick

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 47, Stamkos’ First Hat Trick

He beats Cristobal Huet three times in a loss to the Blackhawks Slogging through a rookie season that was filled with unreal expectations and much too real drama in the locker room, Steven Stamkos provided a flash of his goal scoring abilities on a February night in 2009 against the Chicago Blackhawks. On one side of the ice was Stamkos, the 2008 first overall pick in the NHL. On the other was Patrick Kane, the 2007 first overall pick. The Lightning were in shambles, on their way to another lottery pick in the draft with a lineup filled with aging talent and second-tier prospects. The...
Raw Charge Feb 16, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 46, Steve Dangle interviews Steven Stamkos

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 46, Steve Dangle interviews Steven Stamkos

Steve talks to Steve about training. As previous posts in this series have pointed out, Steven Stamkos is very, very serious when it comes to his workouts. So serious that early in his career, Nike dedicated three online videos to his workouts entitled, “The Road to Boom.” Just “Boom,” not “Boom Town,” so it’s not Calico, California. Boom is probably somewhere just outside Toronto where the host of today’s video might have wished Stamkos had signed last summer. Prior to the start of Stamkos’ third season in the league, Steve Dangle, long-time Leafs fan, video blogger,...
Raw Charge Feb 15, 2017
91 days of Stamkos: Day 45, train like an NHL player

91 days of Stamkos: Day 45, train like an NHL player

Steven Stamkos credits Gary Roberts with helping him bulk up healthily for the NHL. Infamously, Barry Melrose coached Steven Stamkos during his rookie season in Tampa Bay, and let the press know his feelings, that “[Stamkos] is not ready for the NHL.” Stamkos’ rookie season also overlapped with Gary Roberts’ last season for the Lightning, a friendship and partnership that has continued until this day. The confluence of these two things — Stamkos realizing he needed to train hard to be NHL ready, and a good friendship with Roberts — shaped Stamkos’s off-season training...
Rotoworld Feb 15, 2017

Steven Stamkos's rehab remains on schedule - Steven Stamkos (C) Tampa Bay Lightning

Steven Stamkos is still believed to be on schedule from his expected four-month recovery from mid-November knee surgery.
Raw Charge Feb 14, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 44, A look inside Stamkos’ rookie digs

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 44, A look inside Stamkos’ rookie digs

A video tour of young Stamkos’ first Tampa Bay residence. Ten days ago, word floated around the internet that Steven Stamkos had bought a new home on Davis Island. He used a little bit of his new 8-year deal to secure a $3.85 million property in a nice neighborhood a stone’s throw away from Amalie Arena (and literally down the street from Victor Hedman). Just because he’s set to make about $68 million over the next 8 seasons doesn’t mean he just signed on the dotted line without a bit of bargaining. The original asking price for the house was $4.29 million, meaning he negotiated...
Raw Charge Feb 14, 2017
Quick Strikes: Our hearts are Boyle-in over for you

Quick Strikes: Our hearts are Boyle-in over for you

Or at least Edmonton’s heart is Boyle-in for...okay we’ll stop. ICYMI, Bye Week edition 91 Days of Stamkos: Day 43, when is the best time to buy a Steven Stamkos rookie card? Vote: Should the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics? Bolts in the Pipeline: February 6th - 12th The System Wow - some talk of TB maybe getting a 1st for Brian Boyle according to Friedman.— Tyler Max (@akaRCN) February 13, 2017 Report: Oilers interested in acquiring Brian Boyle. "Chiarelli was looking at Lightning unrestricted free-agent Brian Boyle, who’s averaging almost 14 minutes a game, is...

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