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Steven Stamkos lands on cover of The Hockey News season preview issue

by Andrew DeWitt / Tampa Bay Lightning

Did you know that Steven Stamkos wants to be killed in a horror movie? No, seriously. That's what's included in the cover article on Stamkos in NHL preview edition of The Hockey News that is out now.

Also, Stamkos skates in a specific pattern before each game and chews on a few sticks of gum. Unlike coach Jon Cooper, Stamkos actually spits out the gum before the game starts.

Here's a picture of the cover

The magazine predicts the Bolts to finish second in the atlantic division behind the Boston Bruins. Stamkos is also predicted to win the Maurice Richard Trophy for scoring the most goals in the league and to finish as runner-up behind Sidney Crosby for the Art Ross and Hart trophies.

The Hockey News staff also predicts Jonathan Drouin to win the Calder Trophy for best rookie a year after Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat finished as finalists for the award.

And the magazine also predicts the Lightning to play in the Stanley Cup Final vs. the Blackhawks.

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