Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Potential Stamkos return could be emotional spark for determined Lightning
We can only imagine what this has been like for Steven Stamkos. But under these circumstances, after everything he's been through, it would be quite something if he managed to make his return with a chance to lift the Stanley Cup. And his club could certainly use him.