5 Reasons Steven Stamkos Is Not as Close to the Cup as He Thinks

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5 Reasons Steven Stamkos Is Not as Close to the Cup as He Thinks
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Steven Stamkos ended all of the speculation of Steve Yzerman trading him or dealing with an offer sheet from a team coveting arguably the best young center in the NHL. Stamkos signed a 5 year, $37.5 million deal to stay with Tampa Bay.

After coming within one goal of going to the Stanley Cup Finals this year by surprising everyone in hockey with their quick ascent from not going to the playoffs, to being in the final four, the future seems bright for the Lightning.

Or at least Steven Stamkos thinks so.

Here are 5 reasons why Steven Stamkos is farther from the Stanley Cup than he thinks he is.

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