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All I Want For Christmas Is...

by Lonnie Herman / Tampa Bay Lightning

Happy Holidays from the Tampa Bay Lightning! caught up with some of the Lightning players recently to find out what was on their Christmas wish list…

Victor Hedman:  Two points in the standings……and a Wii.

Andrej Meszaros: I’ve got everything I need. I have my family here, and that’s all I could ask for.

Matt Smaby: I don’t have a big Christmas list this year. Maybe a nice vacation during the Olympic break would be a good gift. I’d like to go someplace warm – Florida is nice, but maybe someplace a little more exotic.

David Hale: To be honest with you, I had a hard time this year telling my wife what I wanted. I can’t really pinpoint anything, but just some good food and time with my family.

Mike Smith: Good question. I’m more of a giver than a taker, so I like to make sure everyone is looked after in that department. But probably at the top of my list is a “Slingbox”. It’s something you hook up to your cable box and then you can watch your TV channels from anywhere around the world.

Antero Niittymaki: All I want for Christmas I already have; a healthy, happy family. For myself, I’m not a selfish person.

Zenon Konopka:  For the team, a playoff berth. Off the ice? A playoff berth.

Steve Downie: Seeing my family. They’re coming in to town.

Paul Szczechura: I have no idea – I haven’t asked for anything.

Blair Jones: Well, all the gifts that I bought for my family and friends are in my apartment in Norfolk, so they won’t be arriving or getting distributed anytime soon. Basically, here in Tampa I’ve got no Christmas tree with no presents under it. I’m just winging it. But for myself, anything will do. Maybe a tee-shirt or something like that. It doesn’t take much to satisfy me.

Steven Stamkos: Other than a few more wins for the Tampa Bay Lightning, maybe a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team would be nice. That would be pretty cool. My family is down here for the holidays, so that’s pretty special as well.

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