The Tampa Bay Lightning might trade Steven Stamkos due to cap space issues

Published March 13, 2024 at 7:09 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are far from the spacious team when it comes to cap space, in fact they will have a hard time trying to resign their long time captain and pending UFA at the end of the season Steven Stamkos due to cap troubles. NHL insider Jeff Marek and company have officially linked him to a surging Western Conference team.

Insider links Stamkos with Nashville Predators

While on The Jeff Marek Show on Wednesday, ESPN's Greg Wyshynski shared that, while he believes the Lightning will re-sign Stamkos, one team he's heard that could be an option for the 34-year-old is the Nashville Predators.

"Oh, I heard one the other day that I loved. Nashville. Wouldn't Nashville be great for him?" Wyshynski said.

He went on to say, "Think about where he is. Maybe he's a guy after his time, you know, in the sun, on the jet skis, wants to go play in a super pressure market and get the rub that you'd get when you play in Boston or play in New York or play in Toronto. Or he says, 'I've never wanted that' and goes to another place that has one beat writer like Nashville. I don't know what he wants. I do know they can afford him and I do know that with the maturation with this team, being a playoff team this year, having a good core of young players and a really good coach in Brunette, I think he could do pretty well there as a mentor/guy who can probably score a ton of goals on the wing for them if he wants to."

It would be extremely hard to envision Steven Stamkos in any jersey other than the Blue and White but with the trade deadline passing and yet to be an extension, things may start moving in Tampa and it might start with their captain.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning might trade Steven Stamkos due to cap space issues

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