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STEVEN STAMKOS RUMORS

All eyes on Lightning's Steven Stamkos as free agency approaches

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards.The first player featured just happened to be Steven Stamkos, the top pick in 2008.At a time when Arizona-born center Auston Matthews was selected...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL teams' focus turns to 'Big Fish' in free agency: Stamkos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards. The first player featured just happened to be Steven Stamkos, the top pick in 2006. At a time when Arizona-born center Auston Matthews was...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres want to pursue Steven Stamkos

BUFFALO – In acquiring Dmitri Kulikov from the Florida Panthers on Saturday morning, the Sabres added the versatile, left-handed defenseman they coveted and filled perhaps their biggest need. “We have a need for a left-shot D,” Sabres general manager Tim Murray said after the NHL Draft ended. There are, of course, other holes, including up front, where the Sabres must add more...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Bruins will reach out to Steven Stamkos

BUFFALO — Canucks general manager Jim Benning was fined by the league for talking about Steven Stamkos too early. Even with the legal interview period now open, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney still chose his words carefully when asked about this summer’s top free agent. In fact, he never even said Stamkos’ name when asked about him. But he did indicate he’d reach out...
Via Big Bad Blog
1 day ago

Lightning not giving up on possibility of re-signing Steven Stamkos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- With time running out, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman isn't ready to give up on the possibility of re-signing captain Steven Stamkos.Speaking at the NHL draft Friday night, Yzerman declined to provide an update on contract talks except to say he's not ruling anything out, or "closing any doors." When posed a question of potentially signing...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  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
3 days 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
5 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
5 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
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