Why Steven Stamkos Will Be in the Same Category As Sidney Crosby & Alex Ovechkin

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Why Steven Stamkos Will Be in the Same Category As Sidney Crosby & Alex Ovechkin
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If you ask someone to name a player in the NHL, they'll most likely say Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin, or Sidney Crosby. But that could change, thanks to Steven Stamkos.

Stamkos plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that won the Stanley Cup in the 2003-2004 season, but Stamkos was only 14 at the time.

The Lightning are a small market team, but they have the seasoned veterans, such as Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, and Ryan Malone, and the young guns, including Victor Hedman and Teddy Purcell.

Stamkos was that missing puzzle piece that not only improved his team, but increased ticket sales.

So why is he such a hype?

Here are four reasons why Steven Stamkos will become a household name:

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