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Steven Stamkos talk heats up at NHL draft

All eyes are on Auston Matthews and the Leafs, with the first overall pick, but Stamkos (like all pending free agents) will be able to talk to suitors on Saturday.
Via Breakaway Blog
13 hours ago

Canucks GM in trouble for tampering for Stamkos comments?

Jim Benning needs to learn that it’s not always appropriate to talk. The Vancouver Canucks GM appeared on TSN Radio Vancouver 1040 today to discuss the upcoming draft and free agency. When discussing the topic of Steven Stamkos, Benning said “He’s gonna have lots of interest across the league. But we’ll talk to him and see where it goes.” Benning on Stamkos: He's gonna...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: Pondering expansion, Stamkos’ best fit and Strombo’s ouster

Hockey season is over and so is the week-long offseason. NHL Awards are this week, then comes the draft, then comes free agency, then comes more trades, then comes the World Cup, then comes… God, how does anyone cover this sport for a living? Do people ever get to see their families? The only thing better than a family? A mailbag! 1. Expanding horizons @davelozo Thoughts on...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Sabres might be going all-in on Steven Stamkos

The Buffalo Sabres might be going all-in this offseason. TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger appeared on TSN 690 on Tuesday and made some interesting comments regarding the Sabres’ interest in unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos. He reports Buffalo is interested in the former Maurice Rocket Richard winner and that a number he’s hearing is $12 million per season. “There’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest Trade And Free Agent Chatter On Stamkos And The Bolts

Here’s the latest on Steven Stamkos and the Lightning as we come closer and closer to the July 1 deadline. Beat writer Joe Smith writes: “Obviously Stammer’s situation has a significant impact on what we do moving forward, and what we can do,” general manager Steve Yzerman said. “We’re doing all we can to sign him,” Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times. “For us, we...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philp: Against Popular Opinion – Bolts Must Find A Way To Keep Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos is an elite NHL talent. While he’s out with injury, it’s easy to forget what his presence on the ice to the Lightning means. But the numbers don’t lie and that is why GM Steve Yzerman should resign him, no matter what the cost. (7 years, $10 million AAV). Based on a salary cap of $73 million, Stamkos could command as much as $14.6 million per season, which would...
Via Lightning Shout
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Four big hockey news topics outside the Stanley Cup Final

The rest of the sports world doesn’t stop revolving during the Stanley Cup Final. Heck, the rest of the hockey world doesn’t even take a breather during the late-spring series.Here’s a brief gander at what other shenanigans are taking place in the wide world of puck.Vegas Bound? Multiple sources reported on Wednesday that the bid for an expansion team is finally drawing to...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus trolls Tampa Bay, fans on Twitter over Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos is closing in on a return to action, but he wasn’t able to suit up for Game 1 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Columbus Blue Jackets took the possibility that Stamkos might skate in Game 1 as an opportunity to troll the Lightning and their fans on Twitter. The Blue Jackets account replied to an old message the Lightning sent out in 2009...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

What does Steven Stamkos really want?

The NHL’s biggest free agent is going to have plenty of options to choose from when July 1st rolls around. Scorers capable of 50+ goals a season don’t find their way into the free agent market too often. While Stamkos may have lots of options and lots of suitors for his services, we must evaluate what Steven Stamkos is truly looking for. Is his number one priority cashing in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 07, 2016  |  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

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