Steven Stamkos looks at the new Tampa Bay Lightning roster and believes they have a legitimate chance to contend for the Stanley Cup.
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GOALS: 25 | ASST: 15 | PTS: 40
SOG: 124 | +/-: 9
"We have a good thing going down in Tampa," Stamkos told The Canadian Press on Wednesday. "We have a great owner, we've got a great GM in Steve Yzerman
, and we've got a good young team. I want to win, and hopefully I can do it in Tampa."
Stamkos said the additions of free-agent center Brian Boyle and defenseman Anton Stralman, and the re-signing of forward Ryan Callahan improved the Lightning, who were swept in the Eastern Conference First Round by the Montreal Canadiens last season.
"We didn’t have the finish we wanted to last year, but with the new faces coming in, the expectations are probably set a little higher," he said.