Yes, he's there. I see him. Stamkos has been coming around as of late, with 4 goals and 2 assists it does feel like better production that he had late in the regular season. But being 47th in the playoff points race doesn't seem so great either considering much of the regular season he lead in goals and total points.
Yeah, he's playing slightly better defensively, I get it.
Yeah, he's a newbie when it comes to NHL playoffs, I get it.
Yeah, I remember when he banged his head on the ice in February and he hasn't been the same since, I get that.But where is this kid? It hasn't been that long to forget what this kid was doing for the first 40 games of the season.
I mean come on, the guy had 20 goals in his first 21 games. Where's that at? I want a piece of that, when it really means it.
But still is this how its gunna be?
Rube Baker: When the tough get goin', go an' get tough.
So like our friend over in Cleveland says, get tough kid. Show the world what you've got on the big stage. Even Downie has risen his game to a whole new level. Where's yours Steven Stamkos? I see you, but I don't quite believe you. Not yet at least.