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Tavares dismisses rumors, wants to stay with Islanders

John Tavares has squashed a season’s worth of narrative about joining the Toronto Maple Leafs when he hits unrestricted free agency at the end of the season. The London, Ontario native has been rumored to join the Leafs at the end of next season, which would be a homecoming of sorts. Tavares wants people to know the hype is unwarranted and he plans to stick with the New York Islanders...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After signing Stamkos, Lightning extend Hedman, Vasilevskiy

Victor Hedman followed Steven Stamkos' lead and made this one of the best weeks in Tampa Bay Lightning history. Two days after Stamkos decided to return to Tampa Bay, Hedman signed a $63 million, eight-year extension that keeps the No. 1 defenseman around through the 2024-25 season. Like Stamkos did on his $68 million, eight-year deal, Hedman took less money than he probably could...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos decides to re-sign with Lightning

Steven Stamkos is staying put in Tampa Bay. The two-time Maurice ''Rocket'' Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's top goal scorer re-signed with the Lightning for eight years Wednesday, foregoing an opportunity to test free agency. The team announced the deal, which The Associated Press learned is worth $68 million, an average of $8.5 million per season. The agreement was reached two...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos staying in Tampa Bay

The Steven Stamkos saga has finally reached its conclusion. After countless rumors and reports suggesting Stamkos would entertain offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and others, the star forward has decided to stay in Tampa Bay with the Lightning. The forward is expected to sign an eight-year deal with an average annual value of $8.5 million. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Which Team Will Steven Stamkos Choose?

This week, Steven Stamkos will become the most sought-after free agent in the NHL. At 26 years old, Stamkos has played in 569 games and tallied 562 points, including 312 goals. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain has averaged 0.55 goals per regular-season game in his career; the only player with more goals since Stamkos entered the league in 2008-09 is Alex Ovechkin. Although it may...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Canucks fined $50,000 for tampering following GM’s comments on Stamkos

Jim Benning has paid the price for verbally crossing the line. The Vancouver Canucks have been fined $50,000 for tampering after Benning went on radio and openly discussed courting multiple players, which is a big no-no before free agency starts. Benning said that he was trying to be candid about free agency, but opened his mouth too far. “I was trying to be candid with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruins reportedly on list of favorites to sign Steven Stamkos

The most common assumption is that Steven Stamkos will either re-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning or sign with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs once NHL free agency opens this Friday. A former Lightning executive, however, believes Stamkos might also be considering a third team: the Boston Bruins. Brian Lawton, a former Lightning general manager who now works as an analyst for...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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
June 23, 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

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

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