Elliotte Friedman Reveals that Tampa Bay Will Recieve Trade Offers For Steven Stamkos As He Remains Unsigned And Would Be Interested In Potentially Moving Stamkos

Published December 4, 2023 at 2:21 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE

This NHL Insider has just revealed that the Tampa Bay Lightning will receive trade offers for Stamkos if he remains unsigned as the year goes on.

Elliotte Friedman Reveals That Teams Will Call About Stamkos as the Lightning Continue To Struggle



With every passing game, it looks like the end of the Tampa Bay Lightning Dynasty is getting closer to coming to a close. They currently sit at 10-10-5, and are at a real risk of missing the playoffs if their pace doesn't improve.

What's worse, their captain Steven Stamkos is set to become a UFA at the end of this season, and he is not happy about that fact. Stamkos has voiced his frustration that a deal wasn't done over the offseason.


Now, Elliotte Friedman has revealed that if the Lightning continue to slide down the standings, teams will be calling to make a trade for Stamkos.

EF (32TP): "What happens if Tampa is a bubble team and Stamkos isn't signed at the end of the season?"

Marek: "Well, that's what Julien BriseBois talked about at the beginning of the season, we need to see what the season is going to be like here"

EF: "Teams are going to call"


Stamkos Trade Closer than Ever To Becoming Reality



It seems almost impossible for Steven Stamkos to be in another jersey other than Tampas, as he has played his entire career in Tampa Bay. The captain currently carries an $8.5 Million AAV, and is producing at a rate that matches, scoring 85 points last season and already has 24 points this year.

Over 500 goals
Over 1,000 points
2 Stanley Cups
Future Hall of Famer
Greatest player in Tampa sports history

Steven Stamkos went through it all to become a legend.


Any deal would be a blockbuster in order to be done, so we will see if the Lightning think their dynasty is truly over and it is time to rebuild or not.
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