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Video: PHT Extra — Stamkos effect on Lightning, Team Canada

Nov 12, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Brough and I spoke with NBC’s Kay Adams about Steve Stamkos‘ broken right tibia and how the injury would affect both his club, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and his chances of representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Among the topics discussed:

– How big a blow is Stamkos’ injury to Tampa’s playoff chances?

– What positives can Lightning fans hold on to?

– How will things shake out with regards to Team Canada?

Also, be sure to count how many times Jason says “not insignificant.” His use of the phrase was not insignificant.

  1. amityvillefun - Nov 12, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    – How big a blow is Stamkos’ injury to Tampa’s playoff chances?

    It’s a huge blow. He is the catalyst of the team. He won’t be replaced and the team will really have to come together just to make up for half of what he brings to the table.

    – What positives can Lightning fans hold on to?

    They had a great start to the season, they need to build on it and continue what they started so they can keep in the playoff picture down the road and hopefully Stamkos is able to come back.

    – How will things shake out with regards to Team Canada?

    Chances of him playing are slim. Tampa needs to make sure he’s 100% for their team, so he shouldn’t be rushed back for the Olympics.

    It’s really a bummer to see a great player like Stamkos injured like this. Hopefully he heals quick and can get back soon and pick right up where he left off. Much respect to him as a Boston fan.

  2. lightning69 - Nov 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Still sick to my stomach over this. I couldn’t even watch the end of the game. So worried I might have seen the end of a superstar’s career.

    We know this guy is a rare athlete, I just don’t want to see him rushed for Olympics or playoffs. This guy is not only needed in Tampa, but ALL of hockey.

    A rare combo of Elite talent and a High quality human being.

    Best wishes for a proper rehab and full recovery no matter how long that takes.

    BTW, is anyone reviewing the equipment in Boston and elsewhere to make sure the damn nets breakaway like they were supposed to?! Player safer anyone?!

    • withseidelinn - Nov 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      A little bit of an over reaction. Players have come back from far more serious injuries.

      • lightning69 - Nov 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

        Yes, maybe in hindsight a little melodramatic. But yesterday, watching the live Tampa feed and seeing a tough SOB like Stammer screaming in pain and unable to move was tough. Worse yet, TV shots of the Boston crowd gasping and covering their mouths or looking away wasn’t exactly reassuring in that moment.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 12, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      69, FWIW, Gordie Howe suffered a severely fractured skull in the playoffs one year. No helmets in those days. Emergency surgery saved his life. He was never the same. Only scored about 700 goals after that.

  3. muttbolts91 - Nov 12, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I’ve seen nets come off faster from less contact. I think (<—- means not sure) the higher the net is hit the easier it comes off

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