Going back to 2008, when Steven Stamkos was picked first overall, the Tampa Bay Lightning had new hope. Their 2004 Stanley Cup run was in the rearview mirror, and a new player was selected. Was he selected to lead them? Probably, he’s always had those capabilities.
“You knew once we got
Luckily for the Tampa Bay Lightning they won’t have to try and survive an entire season without their captain, Steven Stamkos. Last April the Tampa star forward had to get surgery on a blood clot. The prognosis was he’d be out 1-3 months. On May 26th he played against the
After the Islanders winning three playoff games in a row, no one thought this series with the Lightning would be easy all of a sudden, right?
Forgive some of the Islanders fans if they were cocky to think that way. It’s rare they saw a team win three playoff games in