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Steven Stamkos Staying Or Straying?

Steven Stamkos is feeling great and ready to play, but he’s still on blood thinners. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be on the road for Game 4 against the New York Islanders on Friday night. It’s unclear when Stamkos won’t need to be on blood thinners anymore, but it won’t be long before he is able to return once he is off of them. “That’s the frustrating part,” Stamkos...
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still pursue Stamkos

The Toronto Maple Leafs winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery generated considerable excitement among their long-suffering fans. It’s also sparked speculation over what the Leafs might do with that pick. It’s assumed the Leafs will retain it and select American center Auston Matthews first overall at next month’s draft. TSN’s Frank Seravalli doesn’t expect the Leafs will shop...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Is Stamkos An Option For The Rangers?

You guys remember the Ryan Callahan dilemma right? The one where the former Ranger captain during the ’14 season was looking for a new contract upwards of 7 million annually, forced the Rangers hand via trade after NTC/NMC clauses became too much of an issue in negotiations and wound up in Tampa Bay on a nice hefty deal that sets him for life. Well, that contract could very well...
Via NY Rangers Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos skates, but not close to returning for Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos is serving as an inspiration for the Tampa Bay Lightning as the defending Eastern Conference champions attempt to make a deep playoff run without him. The team's captain and leading scorer was back on the ice with teammates Tuesday, participating in shooting and skating drills for the first time since undergoing surgery for a blood clot discovered...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper 'never gave up' on Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin had himself a heck of a game during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. The 21-year-old had three assists (two primary) including setting up Ondrej Palat’s game-winner to give the Lightning a 3-1 series lead. For a guy who once seemed like a sure goner, Drouin has carried some of the offensive load in the playoffs for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to lose rib in blood clot surgery

On Sunday we learned Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was going to head to surgery for a blood clot issue. Now it looks like that surgery will cost the veteran NHL scorer a rib. According to a report from Frank Seravalli of TSN, surgeons will likely remove a top rib from Stamkos on the right side of his body to help address the blood clot issue. “It isn’t a rib like...
Via The Comeback
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to miss 1-3 months because of blood clot

The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting set for a playoff run in the Eastern Conference, but they may have to continue playing without team captain Steven Stamkos for a while. A blood clot will force Stamkos to step away from his on-ice duties to undergo surgery in his right collarbone. The surgery will force Stamkos to miss anywhere between one and three months of hockey. “Obviously...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Lightning won't trade Steven Stamkos before trade deadline

The Tampa Bay Lightning wants to make one thing very clear: Teams hoping to swing a midseason trade for Steven Stamkos will end up disappointed. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday that the team will not trade Stamkos, an impending free agent, before the NHL’s Feb. 29 trade deadline. “As Feb. 29 approaches, I am stating today that Steven Stamkos will...
Via NESN.com
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos unforthcoming on his no-move clause

Tampa Bay Lightning superstar center Steven Stamkos will be the most talked about player in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 29 NHL trade deadline. The Lightning captain can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, and if Tampa Bay is unable to re-sign him before the deadline, general manager Steve Yzerman must decide if it makes sense to trade Stamkos and not risk losing him...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos sends hockey Twitter into a tizzy

Does anything fuel professional sports' rumors like Twitter? It appears that even a "liking" a post can start a whole tidal wave of trouble.Enter the Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos: He is a pending unrestricted free agent who isn't saying much about rumors that he wants to going play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. That is, until his thumb glided over the keyboard and gave a post...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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