Saturday, October 4, 2008

Stamkos Debut

In just under 1 hours time Tampa Bay Lightning Center and 1st OVERALL Pick at this past June's draft Steven Stamkos will make his debut. If you have a TV all eyes should be on this kid regardless of who else is on the team.Here are a couple quotes from other players and coaches:

NHL Central Scouting Bureau's E.J. McGuire: "He is a dominating force, a potential franchise player."

Sarnia Sting head coach Dave MacQueen: "He's so dynamic. His skill level, awareness on the ice and hockey sense are so much more advanced than a lot of the players in our league. He's got a gear that is above everybody else and he can do everything at high speed. He wows people in that sense . . . it's a credit to the way he was raised, he puts things (like personal recognition) on the backburner and just goes out and plays the game he loves, and has fun doing it."

Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray: “He's like those Bugs Bunny cartoons. He's everywhere. You look out and he's the first guy on the forecheck and you look in your own zone and he's the first guy back . . . so many players with (his) speed come over the (blue-line) but have to slow down to make plays. He doesn't slow down to make those plays and that's really unusual. He doesn't only play well offensively, but plays real well defensively and he's not afraid to get his nose dirty.”

I highly suggest you watch this game as I believe he will make a HUGE splash in his WELCOME TO THE NHL! Moment.

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