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The Hockey News - - NHL -

Go­ing into the sea­son, there were ques­tions about whether Steven Stamkos could re­bound from es­sen­tially los­ing the sec­ond of the past four sea­sons to in­jury. His re­sponse has been em­phat­i­cally af­fir­ma­tive. While he’s not scor­ing at a Rocket Richard Tro­phy pace, he’s be­come one of the NHL’s premier setup men and a de­mon in the faceoff cir­cle, a clear sign he’s will­ing to put aside per­sonal glory for the bet­ter­ment of the team. He was robbed of an Olympic gold in 2014 be­cause of in­jury, but there is a sense he will not be de­nied a Stan­ley Cup.

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