Player Discussion: Steven Stamkos - Part 8

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  1. DistantThunderRep

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    Not news worthy, its all about all the Leafs who don't get to go.
     
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    I'd rather Kucherov and Stamkos sit at home rather then fly across the country for a meaningless weekend.
     
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    Eh - I don't think it's a huge energy expenditure for forwards beyond travel. I'm more relieved that Vasi isn't going, honestly. Goaltending is goaltending whether it's playoffs or an All-Star game as far as wear and tear.
     
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    Yeah, but I guess we needed some representation at the ASG
     
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    Callahan can go.
     
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    He'd get lost on the way there.
     
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    You make that sound like a bad thing.
     
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    Paquette would dominate the fastest skater competition while Callahan would shoot all the targets in 3 seconds.
     
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    No!!, not at all!!:DD:DD
     
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    Sucks that Point didn't get in, but it's a numbers game. I understand why Stamkos got in instead even if I disagree with it.

    Maybe Stammer will take the weekend off so Point can go
     
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    Well, Point got in last year only because the game was in Tampa and Hedman got injured so let Stamkos have this one.
     
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    Only way that happens is if they put the targets on the glass and in the netting.

    Do they have an agility competition - like edgework and whatnot? Killorn would be amazing to watch trying that.
     
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    Do the Lightning ever do a team skill competition?

    I know other teams do usually around this time or at the end of the year for fan appreciation night.
     
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    At the Lightning Fan Fest at the beginning of the year, they had scrimmages/mini games for the fans to watch. Was much fun. :D

    Fan Appreciation Night is usually the final home game of the season and they do the 'jersey off their backs' and other things during intermissions and occasionally a Blue Carpet walk before the game. But no special skills stuff.

    There's also the Bolts Family Carnival which has meet 'n greets, photo ops, carnival games run by Lightning players and such.

    But they don't usually do any sort of team skill competition at any of these. Closest is when they have training camp sessions open to the public before the season.
     
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    LMAO tell his contract to stay with him in San Jose
     
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    I'd rather he got lost on the way back.
     
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    Don't get Stamkos over Point, even with the way Stamkos is playing right now. But whatever. I only really wanted to see Point in the skating competition anyway.
     
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    Stamkos has the better face for pictures
     
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    Does he? Stammer has that good ole broken nose, while Pointer looks like the dude from Riverdale.
     
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    Isn’t my avatar proof enough?
     
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    Something clicked on Stamkos. Different player. Worst news the rest of the league could receive.
     
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    I wasn't able to watch the game live. But, to echo everyone's comments in here (we have been saying this for weeks), Stammer is a NEW player. I have been one of his biggest critics. But he is controlling play with the puck on his stick; literally for the FIRST time in his career. And he has been shooting relentlessly. On top of this, he is still making great plays to his linemates like he was last year. All together, this version of Stammer (the past 25 games) has been the best one that we have ever seen. Superior, to be clear, to the version we saw right before he broke his leg against Boston. The sustained productivity has gone on long enough to confirm that this is not a blip on the radar. Whatever mental/confidence issues that negatively impacted him the past few seasons are clearly gone. All in all, this is great to see. And for someone who has dealt with so much adversity, he deserves this.
     
  24. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa LOLZ! This friggin sucks dude!

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    He scored that goal against Montreal and felt "that release" and since then. Well.... Bad news for the league. I for one am just amazed how stunningly simplistic the solution to his confidence was. I'm sure Halpern has a hand in it too but I think Stamkos is probably listening to his coaches better too. Feel better play better
     
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    I think perimeter players disappear in the playoffs. Stamkos 2014 - 2018 was a guy who scored goals from the perimeter, usually with a one-timer. We saw glimpses of 2019 Stamkos vs. Washington, when he would cut into the middle for a shot. But that's why I have more faith. It looks to me like he's cleared some sort of mental hurdle. I mean, maybe he won't score Kucherov-type numbers, but if he's even our 3rd best forward, rather than 5th or 6th, I think we're in really good shape.

    I mean, between Stamkos and Point, we either have a 50 goal player, or a 100 point shutdown player as our 2C, depending on how you see it. There's no way to look at that and not laugh.
     

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