A friend of mine is a die hard Tampa Bay Lightning fan and has often voiced his frustration in why there is so much talent on the team but they can't pull it together and win anything (just want to point out Steven Stamkos did win the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy this season; but he has to share it with the-more-well-known-totally-over-hyped-to-the-point-that-the-other-29-fan-bases-can't-stand-him Sidney Crosby).
Want to know why with the talent they can't pull it together - here is a hint - Respect. Don't tell me you've never heard of it Tampa - Aretha Franklin had a hit song about it in the 60's this is not a new conecpt.
The news that has come out about how Stephane Veilleux is having to fight with the organization to get them to help with medical cost for a surgery is just down right sickening. How does a team turn its back so blindly to their players? Really I am asking HOW does this happen. I don't have an answer of this.
There has been rumor of Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman (yes it is still great to say that and not have to say 'future') being interested in the newly opened General Mangers position with the Lightning. As a Red Wings' fan I have never wanted to see him go anywhere else; but for the love of hockey and all that is great about this sport Stevie the Lightning clearly need you to go down there and do a total overhaul. If anyone can represent what is honorable and great about this sport it is you.
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