Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos: What His Return Means for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted 02/15/2014 - 13:50 by HockeyPolls

The dream of competing for Lord Stanley’s Cup is a fragile one.

Steven Stamkos' Injury Is Unfortunate Blow for Hockey Fans Everywhere

Posted 11/11/2013 - 18:20 by HockeyPolls

When Tampa Bay Lightning superstar center Steven Stamkos violently crashed into the Boston Bruins' post on Monday afternoon, it wasn't just a calamitous blow for the Eastern Conference leaders. 

It was a letdown for anyone who simply enjoys good hockey—no matter where their allegiance stands. 

The Lightning's official team feed broke the devastating news shortly after his injury:

Steven Stamkos Injury: Updates on Lightning Star's Status, Likely Return Date

Posted 11/11/2013 - 14:54 by HockeyPolls

Tampa Bay Lightning superstar center Steven Stamkos suffered a scary leg injury during the team's Monday afternoon game against the Boston Bruins. He crashed into the post and wasn't able to skate off the ice.

The Biggest Storyline Surrounding Each Tampa Bay Lightning Star in 2013 Season

The preseason is less than two months away, but storylines are already surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s stars. The Bolts weren’t very active this offseason, which kept the majority of the star power in the lineup.

Tampa Bay starts its 2013-14 preseason schedule against St. Louis on September 18. That will be the first opportunity to see what the Lightning will look like with a full training camp under coach Jon Cooper.

How Good Will Tampa Bay Lightning Star Steven Stamkos Be in 2013-14 Season?

Posted 07/15/2013 - 10:25 by HockeyPolls

Sidney Crosby is the NHL's best offensive player, but that's an honor he won't hold for much longer.

By the end of the 2013-14 season, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos will build a strong enough case to be considered as the world's most complete scorer.

NHL Lockout: Small Market Teams Are the Biggest Loser of Them All

To the disappointment of hockey fans everywhere, the NHL season has unmercifully suffered yet another lockout. This marks the fourth work stoppage in the past 20 years.  It is difficult to understand why a lockout had to occur now, when the league has grown in both popularity and revenue in every season under the recently expired CBA.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Make No Mistake, This Is Steven Stamkos' Team

Posted 10/12/2012 - 06:11 by HockeyPolls

Hockey is a game of tradition. From the Original Six to newer franchises like the Columbus Blue Jackets, don’t tell fans their team doesn’t have tradition. 

Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Ways They Can Improve Their Special Teams Play

The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled on special teams last season. After an eventful offseason, the retooled Bolts have a variety of ways to improve their special teams play. 

Tampa tied for 25th in the NHL on the power play (15.2 percent) and finished 26th on the penalty kill (79.2 percent). On the counter, the Bolts tied for last in the league in shorthanded goals (two), while giving up the second-most shorthanded goals (12). 

NHL Lockout: No Hockey Would Ruin Progress Made by Sport Recently

Posted 08/27/2012 - 20:36 by HockeyPolls

The NHL went through a lockout in 2004 and used it to improve the play in their league, but the same will not be said if another lockout occurs in 2012.

Fans will not accept it, and all momentum the sport has created will be destroyed in one fell swoop.

No league should really encourage something like this, but the NHL is especially at risk. It has, and probably always will, finish behind Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL in terms of popularity.

5 Wicked 1-Timers from NHL Superstars

There isn't a more beautiful play in hockey than seeing a sniper get set up for a shot, and upon getting the puck, rifles it bar-down for a highlight real goal.

All players can shoot a one-timer, but it takes a select few to make continuous highlight reels for their scoring prowess and high-level skill.

In the following slides I give some of my favourite one-timers from NHL superstars today. Enjoy!

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