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The Lightning makes Steve Stamkos the top pick, and star Vinny Lecavalier won't wait long to take him under his wing. | Stamkos by the numbers
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St. Petersburg Times stories
  • Key pick comes after Stamkos
    General manager Jay Feaster said the Lightning's third-round pick -- No. 62 overall -- better be NHL-ready.
  • With sale, Stamkos, Bolts arrive at 'defining moment'
    Barring a turn onto Unexpected Street, the Lightning next month will make Steve Stamkos, 18, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
  • Future Lightning pick an overall superstar
    Barring a turn onto Unexpected Street, the Lightning next month will make Steve Stamkos, 18, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
  • Lottery works out well for Lightning
    Tampa Bay took a huge step in its rebuilding process Monday night when it won the No. 1 pick in the draft lottery.
  • Lightning hopes to win Stamkos sweepstakes
    After finishing last in the 30-team league, Tampa Bay has a 48.2 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick, with which it almost certainly would select center Steve Stamkos, this year's most highly regarded prospect.
  • Lightning players not thinking about top pick
    Lightning defenseman Dan Boyle said he never has heard around the locker room it would be better to lose games to be in the best position to secure the No. 1 pick in the June draft.
  • Lightning uses Website to hype top pick
    In an era when "viral" homemade videos on YouTube and guerilla marketing campaigns take products to the people, the Lightning has taken a clever approach to generating excitement for its 2008-09 season and the player it will select with the first overall pick in the June 20 draft: Steven Stamkos.
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