Bolt of Lightning: Should Steve Stamkos Be Considered the Top Player in the NHL?

November 19th, 2010 by Lewis Hughes Leave a reply »
Penguins and Capitals fans, feel free to read the title again.

Right about now I assume you're thinking Lewis Hughes must be out of his mind—Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin are head and shoulders above the rest of the league.

That is true.

But could Steven Stamkos be a contender for their crown?

Ever since Ovechkin and Crosby entered the league in 2004 and 2005 respectively, they have been considered the best players in the NHL.

They've been given the most publicity of NHL players and have rejuvenated their struggling franchises.

They were both taken first overall in their respective drafts. Crosby is an Olympic gold medal winner with a Stanley Cup ring, and Ovechkin has won the Calder, Hart and Rocket Richard trophies.

They certainly have the credentials to be considered the best in the league.

But very soon, this twosome could become a threesome.

To say Stamkos has played well may be the understatement of the millennium.

Through 19 games, Stamkos has an outstanding 19 goals and 35 points.

He leads the league in both categories by a s ...

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