The Macedonian Tendency: Steve Stamkos, Macedonian, is Number 1

Monday, June 23, 2008

Steve Stamkos, Macedonian, is Number 1

Lightning do the expected, select Stamkos

Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The Tampa Bay Lightning don't need Steve Stamkos to be the Michael Jordan of hockey.
That was the label former owner Art Williams famously placed on Vincent Lecavalier after the Lightning drafted him first overall in 1998. The comment followed Lecavalier early in a career that got off to a bit of a slow start.
There won't be that same level of expectation placed on Stamkos, who was selected by Tampa Bay with the first pick at the NHL draft on Friday night.
He's walking into a much different situation than Lecavalier did 10 years ago.

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