Steven Stamkos pondering his next move on the ice
Steven Stamkos' contract is up. Will he stay in Tampa, or could another team lure the aging superstar?

Steven Stamkos, long the face of the Tampa Bay Lightning, might be donning a new jersey next season. In the final year of his eight-year contract, the 34-year-old captain has hinted at possible moves if talks with the Lightning don’t materialize.

Despite declining production, Stamkos remains a point-per-game player who could slot effectively into several lineups around the league.

Steven Stamkos Free Agent Destinations: Who Could Snag the Star?

Lightning GM Julien BriseBois insists he wants to keep Stamkos in Tampa, but if a deal fails to materialize, teams will be lining up. NHL insider Chris Johnston thinks a move to the Nashville Predators would be a natural fit, reuniting him with old teammates like Ryan McDonagh and Luke Schenn.

Don’t be surprised if the Anaheim Ducks make a play for their former star. Winger Alex Killorn has publicly stated he’ll be recruiting his old teammate, and the Ducks have the cap flexibility to make it happen.

An intriguing possibility is the Salt Lake City Coyotes. They have the cap space and an abundance of young talent looking for a veteran leader. Stamkos would be a marquee signing, bringing instant credibility to the burgeoning franchise.

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