Back in July, GTOG felt Steven Stamkos wasn't getting the respect he deserved in various pre-season NHL player rankings. Despite sharing the league lead in goals last year with Sidney Crosby, Stamkos wasn't even cracking some pundits' lists of top 10 centers. We ranked him behind only Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Last night Stamkos recorded a natural hat trick to take over the league lead in goal-scoring with 8. The guess here is he's not looking back.
When this kid gets a chance, he doesn't miss. What a weapon.