Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos will not represent Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. While his prognosis seemed to be improving and there was talk of him playing for Tampa Saturday, a CT scan today showed his leg is not healed.
Tampa Bay Lightning star, and Team Canada star, Steven Stamkos took a big step toward being ready for the Sochi Olympics today. Recovering from breaking his leg 10 weeks ago, he practiced with his team this morning and took part in every drill.
Pavel Kubina, a quality defenceman in the NHL for 13 seasons, announced his retirement today on the NHLPA website. Kubina played on four NHL teams, winning a Stanley Cup in Tampa, but hasn't played in the league since the 2011-12 season.
I doubt I am the only NHL hockey fan who tries to forget all the money-talk that went around during the lock-out. But while it can be hard to ignore how much some NHL players make, to prevent becoming angry I shove wages to the back of my mind.
To recognize just how badly the Toronto Maple Leafs need to make the playoffs you must consider not only their run of futility and how the once flagship franchise is now the butt of jokes. You must also go back to one game in March.
No matter what the Tampa Bay Lightning would be going out on a limb: risk giving up lots of assets to acquire Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks or spend less to get an unproven goalie. They went with the latter.
It seems the subject of goaltending and the Vancouver Canucks is giving scribes enough material to last the offseason. In the absence of playoff hockey, for Canuck fans it is a topic more popular than a Justin Bieber tweet is to his legions of Beliebers.
While Roberto Luongo's coach confirmed his goalie wants out of Vancouver, the GM of a team many thought he might wind up on has suggested he doesn't want him. Of course whether the Tampa Bay Lightning's Steve Yzerman means it is another thing.
On a day the Toronto Blue Jays kicked off its 2012 season in Cleveland, the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting ready for its home finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What’s the connection you ask?
It was the best game Steven Stamkos has played in this post-season notching a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning squeaked out a 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins tonight, forcing the Eastern Conference Final to a seventh and deciding game.