Quick Strikes: Lightning keep defenseman Ben Thomas around for another year

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Quick Strikes: Lightning keep defenseman Ben Thomas around for another year
Quick Strikes: Lightning keep defenseman Ben Thomas around for another year

-Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is the best shooter of the salary cap era. Geo has the facts to back up that statement! After looking at all the evidence, the debate comes down to Stamkos and Laine. Both are near or at the top in all of the metrics we've examined. But to me, the difference is that Stamkos has maintained this success over a much longer period of time. I know that's not quite fair to Laine, but it also wouldn't be fair to Stamkos to discount his prolonged success. Stamkos has played in 746 career NHL games over 11 seasons. Laine has played just 237 games over three seasons and is just beginning his journey. -The Lightning are in good company when it comes to Stanley

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