Canada Eliminated from World Hockey Championships

With Corey Perry as the lone Olympian on the Canadian squad, the team fell to the Russians in the World Hockey Championships on Thursday. The Russians took the victory in the quarterfinal matchup by a final score of 5-2. The game drew immediate comparisons to the last time the Canadians and Russians met. The OlympicContinue reading “Canada Eliminated from World Hockey Championships”

Steven Stamkos: In or Out for Team Canada?

Steven Stamkos is giving Steve Yzerman something to think about. Stamkos has pushed his way into consideration for the Canadian Olympic team in time for the 2010 event in Vancouver. In 21 games this season, he has 15 goals and nine assists. Playing between Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis, Stamkos is seriously challenging teammateContinue reading “Steven Stamkos: In or Out for Team Canada?”

Stamkos Scores First Two NHL Goals

Much had been made, for some reason, about how long it took Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Steven Stamkos to notch his first points in the National Hockey League. At 18, the pressure on the kid was immense from the get-go. After eight full games, Stamkos potted his first two NHL goals in Thursday’s game againstContinue reading “Stamkos Scores First Two NHL Goals”

Lightning to Sign Stamkos

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to sign their top draft pick, Steven Stamkos, to a three year deal today. The deal is said to be loaded with incentives. Stamkos, 18 years old, scored 58 goals in 61 games for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting last season and finished with 105 points. He was the firstContinue reading “Lightning to Sign Stamkos”

A Look at Steven Stamkos

TSN predicted, in September of 2007, that centreman Steven Stamkos would be the first overall draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. With the draft upon us, it’s time to take a look at the likely number one pick and see what he might bring to the league. At press time, it’s expected thatContinue reading “A Look at Steven Stamkos”