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Old 11-28-2009, 06:16 AM   #9507
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Originally Posted by X-Terminator View Post
Awesome! Hopefully we'll be able to inflict some more pain on the Rags tomorrow night.

How about Stamkos, though? 16 goals already after scoring 23 in his rookie season, with most of those coming in the final 25 games of the season. And it looks like yet another game where VL4 doesn't show up on the score sheet. What the hell is going on with him?
Stamkos has improvement ahead of him, but he is quickly becoming the real-deal, with an extremely quick release & accurate shot:
working-out with Gary Roberts no-doubt helped his body, and mind.

Lecavalier is playing much better in recent weeks, much-more physical (when Avery came looking for him during a scrum, VL4 started throwing punches, gloves-on, first), but I don't think his mind-set & style mesh with Tocchet's idea of playing forward:
sometimes, VL4 wants to skate in circles on the perimeter and set-up a pretty play, where Tocchet wants the puck throw at the net, then everybody look for ugly goals, like Bugsy is getting, and finishing checks (which Lecavalier avoids at-times)

Tampa Bay is not a bad hockey team this year
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