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Get the latest updates on Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and his journey heading into NHL free agency.

In a recent TSN Insider Trading segment, NHL insider Pierre LeBrun dropped a significant piece of information that has sparked NHL trade rumors.

According to LeBrun, the Tampa Bay Lightning are taking a calculated approach to the future of their star captain, Steven Stamkos. LeBrun stated that the Lightning intend to wait until after the current season to dive into contract extension talks with Stamkos.

This decision, according to LeBrun, reflects the Lightning’s desire to assess their standing as contenders in the league before making any long-term commitments.

NHL Rumors: Will Steven Stamkos sign with the Boston Bruins?

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Steven Stamkos?

Steven Stamkos, the face of the franchise, has been instrumental in the Lightning’s success over the years. However, with cap constraints and the need to nurture a younger core, Tampa Bay is positioning itself to make informed decisions regarding the salary cap implications of Stamkos’s potential extension.

Stamkos, whose loyalty to the franchise has never wavered, will undoubtedly be at the center of free agency rumors when the time comes.

Rumors are circulating that the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers may pursue Stamkos in the upcoming offseason.

What are NHL fans saying about Seven Stamkos testing free agency?

The Boston Bruins better take a pass on Stakmos. The team needs to get younger and not target anaging veteran.

Stamkos is not going to ge tthe contract he wants. He will likely setytle with a $6 million salary a year with a team that needs scoring.

Boston better pass on this dude. The player I want to see Boston target is William Nylander.

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