July 23rd, 2014
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steve Stamkos is just like the rest of us. He too has a theory about the longevity of pop music’s most scrutinized couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, especially after catching them on their On The Run tour.
“[Their relationship] looked pretty good on stage but I’m sure if they are on the outs they probably had a little agreement to do the shows before they announce anything,” he told Much.ca. “But if they are splitting up they did a pretty good job of acting on stage because they looked like they still were in love.”
Stamkos stopped by Much HQ today to play a little street hockey and help launch Coke’s new Share a Coke program. You can find Coca-Cola products throughout Canada labled with 290 of Canada’s most popular names and get one custom made at their mobile can van. And like a lot of athletes, Steve has a deep love of music. As they say, all rappers want to be basketball players and all basketball players want to be rappers. Stamkos admits its not that different between some hockey players and some rock stars.
But as for the Lightning’s leader, it seems like his tastes skew a little more towards hip-hop and R&B. “[Jay Z's] pretty iconic in the music industry. It’s pretty amazing that he has been able to do what he has done for so long and his stuff can still be loved by so many people. Beyoncé is a pretty big name in herself but it just seemed when he got on stage the presence that he had was pretty amazing.”
He is also a fan of Jay’s occasional partner in crime Justin Timberlake who he has saw on his tour with Jay Z last year in Toronto. “I think it is just his charisma and stage presence. I think we’re all jealous of the way he can move and sing. Secretly I would love to be able to do that and have those talents,” he admitted.
The hockey star will be returning to the ice back to full health after an injury when the new season starts in October. And he can expect some of the “younger guys” on the team to have their favourite techno songs all cued up for the pre-game. “[They play] stuff that’s going to pump you up, motivate you to get out there and play,,” he said. “I mean there are some mixes we get in there and we’re like. ‘what the heck is this?’ But for the most part the younger guys who are in charge of the music do a pretty good job.”Tweet