The Lightning’s next play? Re-signing Steven Stamkos

by Gary Shelton on June 17, 2015 · 1 comment

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Stamkos  is up for a contract renotiation./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Stamkos is up for a contract renotiation./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Wednesday, 4:43

Tampa

Early afternoon, and Steven Stamkos should have been thinking about the game.

It was a few hours from the scheduled drop of the puck, after all, and Stamkos was moving around the locker room. He should have been checking to time to see how long before it was time to put on his pads. He should have exchanging small-talk with his teammates. For goodness sakes, he should have been thinking about the Cup.

But he wasn't. Instead, he was here like all the others, for get-away day, for cleaning out his locker and walking into the off-season. It was over now, and his Tampa Bay Lighting had lost the

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Lisa Brown June 17, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Great read Gary. What a wild ride, it’s a little hard to get it out of our heads yet. Loved your take on we should be getting ready for a game tonight. So sad, but so proud of all we accomplished this season. I took my 11 year old niece to her first hockey game for the last game of the season beating Boston in a shoot out! Great memories and brand new lifelong fan for the Lightning. I think alot of our community really jumped on board, and there are many more new lifelong fans! Go Rays!!

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