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Morning Line- Jon Cooper On The Steven Stamkos Hype

"The media attention, I completely understand (it), he's from Toronto. This is the hockey Mecca and people want to know. It's a story. He's probably one of the most talented players to become a UFA in his mid-20s — I mean that doesn't happen, especially in this era.

"So of course it's going to be a story."

-Jon Cooper, head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Steven Stamkos.  More from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

added 7:59am, via Sportnet, below, watch Stamkos post-game...

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Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The cameras had long gone when Steven Stamkos emerged from the visitors’ dressing room Tuesday night and walked over to his parents to give them a hug.

It’s a scene no doubt that’s repeated itself many a time during the 25-year-old’s hockey life, one which began as a youngster growing up in these parts.

The multimillion-dollar question is whether it’s a scene that will repeat itself on a nightly basis in this building starting next season.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/16/15 at 11:03 AM ET

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