Steven Stamkos entered the NHL trade rumors mill after he reported to the media that he was unhappy with the Tampa Bay Lightning management team for not discussing a contract extension this past offseason.
Stamkos, 33, is coming off a campaign where he put up 84 points (34g, 50a) in 81 games played last season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will not re-sign Steven Stamkos to a contract extension
Hall of Fame player Chris Pronger was on TSN 1050 radio and was asked by the hosts what he thinks the Tampa Bay Lightning will do with Steven Stamkos.
Pronger stated that there are concerns within the Lightning organization about their future ability to keep Stamkos due to salary cap constraints. As the team’s oldest player, he could potentially be the odd man out.
What was also discussed on the radio hit was this could be a tactic being used by the Lightning to get Stamkos to sign a 3-year deal at $3 million a year. Similar to what Boston did with Patrice Bergeron.