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Rookie Stamkos, cool and collected, says ice time, goals will come

Updated: October 28, 2008, 6:04 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The large media horde, some 40 or so, arrived in the visitors dressing room at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday, waiting to grill the fresh meat that is 18-year-old Steven Stamkos.

The 2008 first overall pick had arrived in his hometown without an NHL point, let alone a goal, in his first seven regular-season games.

Like an NHL veteran 15 years his senior, however, Stamkos handled the media crush with impressive dexterity and coolness. At least on the outside, ...

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