On deadline day

On deadline day, Tampa Bay Lightning add depth, but the focus was the new guy

BRANDON – Steven Stamkos. Nikita Kucherov.
Nikita Kucherov. Steven Stamkos.
Every since Kucherov was promoted to the NHL in 2014, right after Stamkos suffered a broken leg on Nov. 11 in Boston, the two have been focal points of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
They are like the ying and yang on the ice - Stamkos with the hammer at the left circle and Kucherov the magician at the right circle on the power play. Paired together on the same line at various times throughout their time together, they can be a handful for opposing teams to defend in the offensive zone.
They always seem to be linked in some ...


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