Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bruins High On List Of Favorites To Sign Steven Stamkos

    NESN "The most common assumption is that Steven Stamkos will either re-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning or sign with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs once NHL free agency opens Friday. A former Lightning executive, however, believes Stamkos also might be considering a third team: the Boston Bruins. Brian..." June 27

  • Steven Stamkos stakes heating up as NHL suitors begin feeling-out process

    Buffalo News "All season, NHL observers waited for Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning to come to terms on a new contract. It never happened and it might be too late for a reunion now between the Bolts and their captain. The NHL’s free agency interview period opened Saturday and players can sign new..." June 27

  • Red Wings clear a path to enter Stamkos Sweepstakes

    TSN "Ken Holland did not mention Steven Stamkos by name, but that wasn’t exactly necessary anyway. The Detroit Red Wings will unequivocally be among the handful of teams making a significant play for hockey’s youngest superstar ever to hit the market, if he makes it there on July 1. Holland..." June 25

  • Rangers To Go After Steven Stamkos

    Blue Seat Blogs "Per John Shannon and Elliotte Friedman on the NHL Network broadcast, the Rangers will be heavy players for Steven Stamkos. The salary cap is going to be a problem, and even with the summer cap the Rangers will need to clear space. But both Shannon and Friedman said that Stamkos will be presented..." June 25

  • Yzerman says he’d consider sign-and-trade for Stamkos

    Sportsnet "Steve Yzerman said earlier in the week he’s doing all he can to sign pending unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos, but the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager is weighing all his options. Following the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft Friday, Yzerman met with reporters in Buffalo and said he..." June 25

  • Yzerman says door hasn’t ‘closed’ on Lightning signing Stamkos

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman indicated Thursday he's gotten the clarity he needs regarding captain Steven Stamkos' contract situation. "For the time being," he said. Yzerman is just not ready to reveal it. "I think between myself, (agent Don Meehan) and (Stamkos), we know where..." June 24

  • Canucks GM in trouble for tampering for Stamkos comments?

    Puck Drunk Love "Jim Benning needs to learn that it’s not always appropriate to talk. The Vancouver Canucks GM appeared on TSN Radio Vancouver 1040 today to discuss the upcoming draft and free agency. When discussing the topic of Steven Stamkos, Benning said “He’s gonna have lots of interest across the league...." June 23

  • Dreger: Stamkos free agency scene will be ‘insanity’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Edmonton’s TSN 1260 on Wednesday morning. On the NHL’s negotiating window quickly approaching, and how crazy the Steven Stamkos story will be next week: “Yeah, it’s going to be insanity. I’m looking forward to it, but sort of not. The reason I say that is in our..." June 23

  • Dreger on speculation Sabres ‘going absolutely all-in’ on Stamkos

    Today's Slapshot "On if the Sabres will be able to change Jimmy Vesey’s mind, of if he’ll hit free agency when he becomes eligible in mid-August: “Well, according to the agent, that’s what he’s going to do. He’s going to wait until the middle of August, and they’ll make their final decisions at that point. “I..." June 21

  • Lightning's Steve Yzerman seeks clarity on Steven Stamkos situation by weekend

    Tampa Bay Times "The first domino in what promises to be a busy — and potentially defining — Lightning offseason is the future of captain Steven Stamkos. "Obviously Stammer's situation has a significant impact on what we do moving forward, and what we can do," general manager Steve Yzerman said. And that's..." June 21

  • Wings shopping Datsyuk's contract, interested in Stamkos

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly keen on taking a run at Steven Stamkos this summer, and general manager Ken Holland is apparently already trying to clear cap space to do it. "(They're) most definitely looking at Steven Stamkos as an unrestricted free agent option, but in order for the Red..." June 04

  • Steven Stamkos says he’d like to remain with Lightning

    ESPN "Steven Stamkos hopes he hasn't played his last game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's top goal scorer can become an unrestricted free agent July 1; however, he reiterated Friday that he'd like to stay with the team that drafted him No. 1..." May 28

  • Focus on Stamkos now shifts to the offseason

    TSN "All the news surrounding Steven Stamkos over the last few weeks focused solely on whether he was healthy enough to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for the Stanley Cup playoffs. And now that their run is over, The Stamkos Watch takes on a whole different meaning. With the Lightning..." May 27

  • Steven Stamkos returns to Lightning lineup for Game 7 vs. Penguins

    SI "The Tampa Bay Lightning got an unexpected surprise when captain Steve Stamkos was declared fit to play in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Stamkos, one of the NHL’s elite goal scorers, hasn’t played since March 31, having missed Tampa Bay’s final five regular-season games and all 16..." May 26

  • Would Steven Stamkos Make Sense for the Rangers?

    The Hockey Writers "With the New York Rangers now in the middle of their offseason, rumors are starting to swirl about potential moves that the team could make. Steven Stamkos is one of the marquee players in the NHL right now, and he’s due to be an Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) this summer, and as is with every free..." May 24

  • Steven Stamkos says no change in status, despite speculation

    Yahoo! Sports "It was an optional skate for the Tampa Bay Lightning, so Steven Stamkos took the option. Almost an hour later, as one of the last players on the ice, he returned to the Lightning dressing room, and announced … nothing had changed. “No update,” said Stamkos, who remains out for the Lightning..." May 22

  • Stamkos won't play in Game 4

    The Score "Steven Stamkos' chances of suiting up in Friday's game have gone from slim to none. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain told reporters he won't play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. "I think there's a big..." May 20

  • Stamkos leads top 30 potential NHL free agents

    TSN "Steven Stamkos and his potential return from a blood clot are the focal point of the Eastern Conference final. But the attention on Stamkos pales in comparison to what will be centered on him whenever Tampa Bay’s season ends if he decides to hit the open market. July 1 is barely 40 days..." May 20

  • 'Real possibility' Stamkos doesn't see any playoff action

    The Score "Steven Stamkos was back on the ice with teammates Thursday after a couple days off, but the Tampa Bay Lightning captain couldn't say he was any closer to a return when asked whether he'd play in the postseason. "I'm hoping to, but there's still a real possibility I may not play at all in the..." May 19

  • Stamkos switches to medication that could speed up return

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos is now taking an injectable form of blood-thinning medication that could expedite his return to game action. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain skated in a normal practice sweater at Consol Energy Center on Sunday afternoon and said afterwards that he had started experimenting with..." May 16

  • No Stamkos, Stralman for Bolts in Game 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning will compete in their second consecutive Eastern Conference Final tonight, but will do it without the services of two vitally important members. Anton Stralman and captain Steve Stamkos, who have missed the entire playoffs thus far to a broken leg and blood clots..." May 13

  • Will Steven Stamkos return? ‘I feel up to game shape’

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final Friday night, but he believes he could make his playoff debut at some point in the series. “I feel up to game shape,” the Tampa Bay Lightning captain told reporters after participating in Friday’s optional skate. “There’s..." May 13

  • The Case Against the Case Against Signing Steven Stamkos

    Pension Plan Puppets "Imagine a romantic comedy in which the protagonist longs for someone for years, hoping that one day they can be with that person. There's just one hitch: that person is in a long-term relationship with someone else. Hope seems slim that it'll ever happen, until one seems a little more..." May 13

  • Steven Stamkos could return to Lightning in conference final

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos will not be shut down for the season, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos who spoke on Friday’s Headlines segment. “The sense is that Steven Stamkos, at this point, will not be shut down,” said Kypreos. “If the Tampa Bay Lightning are lucky enough to advance, that would put..." May 07

  • Lightning VP Andreychuk believes Stamkos will stay, unsure about Drouin

    Sportsnet "The former Tampa Bay Lightning captain sure sounds confident about the future of the current one. Despite the blood clot in Steven Stamkos’s shoulder keeping his health status at a vague weeks-to-months. Despite the expiring contract and reported turned-down contract offer that began with an..." May 04

  • Bob McKenzie: Leafs would ‘take a hard run at Steven Stamkos’ as UFA

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Monday morning. As part of a larger conversation on the Toronto Maple Leafs, how well the rebuild seems to be going with the moves made on and off the ice over the past year or so, and on if all of that – combined with the Leafs having won the draft..." May 02

  • Steven Stamkos on recovery: ‘Could be weeks. Could be months’

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos sat down at his locker, put on a Tampa Bay Lightning hooded sweatshirt, leaned back on the wooden bench and sheepishly shook his head when the first question he jokingly faced was whether he was fit to play Saturday. “I wish,” Stamkos said, with a slight grin. It was the third..." April 28

  • Will playoffs affect Steven Stamkos' contract situation?

    Tampa Bay Times "There was a Steven Stamkos sighting the other night. The Lightning captain and leading goal scorer was milling around the locker room after the team's series-ending Game 5 victory against the Red Wings. That could be the closest Stamkos gets to the ice again this season. Not that anyone..." April 26

  • Stamkos skates with teammates

    TSN "Captain Steven Stamkos skating with the team on Tuesday for the time since undergoing surgery. Stamkos had surgery to remove a blood clot from near his right collarbone." April 26

  • Steven Stamkos will likely have rib removed in blood clot surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos could be out of action up to three months with a blood clot near his right collarbone, for which he’s having surgery on Monday. To put it technically, he has Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; and more specifically, he has Effort Thrombosis. According..." April 04

  • Steven Stamkos out 1-3 Months With Blood Clot

    The Hockey Writers "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced tonight that Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will miss one-to-three months due to a blood clot in his arm. Tampa Bay announced the news via their official Twitter account. Stamkos missed practice on Friday, as well as the team’s..." April 03

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  • Steven Stamkos ripped his teammates

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning freight train should be rolling on the right tracks headed toward the playoffs. Yet ... “We just had too many passengers tonight,’’ captain Steven Stamkos said. “We are at a point in the season where that can’t happen, that’s unacceptable. I don’t care who we are playing,..." April 01

  • Stamkos trending in wrong direction ahead of free agency

    The Score "While he still collected two goals in a losing effort Thursday, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is in the midst of an uncharacteristic season. With 33 goals on the campaign, tied for fifth most in the league, Stamkos has actually fallen short of many people's expectations for a..." March 18

  • Rebuilding Maple Leafs attractive to free agents like Stamkos

    Toronto Star "If Leafs coach Mike Babcock has said it once, he has said it a half-dozen times: When it comes to assessing William Nylander’s adjustment to the NHL, current conditions are not ideal. Eight games into his NHL career, Nylander has been playing a steady dose of centre. It would be far better, the..." March 15

  • Steven Stamkos scores 300th career goal

    The Score "Steven Stamkos knows how to put the puck in the net. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain recorded his 300th career goal with a first-period tap-in against the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming the third player in team history to reach that mark, following Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis." February 20

  • Bolts' Stamkos prefers center over wing, but how do positions differ?

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos has been the center of attention throughout most of this season. And right in the middle is exactly where he wants to be. There has been plenty of debate about whether center is his best position or if he is better suited to play on the wing. Primarily a center throughout his..." February 18

  • Yzerman risking everything for Cup, Stamkos signature

    Ottawa Sun "From the moment John Scott’s Cinderella tale reached its storybook conclusion at all-star weekend in Nashville, the most prominent sideshow in National Hockey League circles has been the Steven Stamkos affair. Step right up folks. See Stamkos play without a contract extension. See the rumour..." February 16

  • Sabres interested in Stamkos

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray needs Steven Stamkos. He thought he needed Mike Babcock too but that ended up with the Detroit coach simply leveraging Buffalo on his way to Toronto. The Babcock affair comes to mind with all the chatter on Canadian sports giant TSN in recent days after the Dion Phaneuf trade opened a..." February 16

  • Steven Stamkos 'will not be traded' before deadline, says Lightning GM Yzerman

    CBC Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning star and pending free agent Steven Stamkos isn't going anywhere before the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline, general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement issued Monday. With Stamkos's contract set to expire after this season, the two-time NHL goal-scoring champion has been..." February 15

  • Lightning potentially face an uncertain future without Stamkos, Drouin

    The Score "Let's get this out of the way: The Tampa Bay Lightning were never going to trade Steven Stamkos. General manager Steve Yzerman - refreshingly proactive and ahead of the curve - confirmed the obvious Monday, releasing a statement saying Stamkos won't be traded and will remain Tampa Bay's captain..." February 15

  • Will Steven Stamkos be a Maple Leaf next season?

    USA Today "When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators, Toronto’s fan base immediately began seeing the move as clearing cap space to sign Steven Stamkos if the Tampa Bay Lightning captain becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. USA TODAY Sports NHL columnist Kevin..." February 15

  • Leafs have remote chance of landing Stamkos

    TSN "I will amend this story in a future Dreger Report if information unexpectedly materializes that forces me to adjust the position I'm about to present on the likelihood of Steven Stamkos choosing the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, otherwise known by TSN faithful as the “Free Agent Frenzy.” I..." February 12

  • Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at the trade deadline

    Tampa Bay Times "If he wanted to, captain Steven Stamkos could sqaush any potential drama leading up until the Feb. 29 trade deadline. Stamkos has a full no-move clause, meaning he holds all the cards. Even if the Lightning wanted to trade him, the team would need his permission. So if Stamkos plans to stay..." February 12

  • If Lightning try to deal Stamkos, which teams are likely suitors?

    Tampa Tribune "The countdown clock is officially ticking. The NHL trade deadline is four weeks from today, and the Lightning will be the league’s most-watched team between now and the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 29. General manager Steve Yzerman won’t necessarily be the busiest executive among his peers, but any..." February 01

  • Stamkos won’t deny it — contract situation’s ‘in your head, for sure’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Stamkos knew the questions about his contract situation were coming. So rather than dance around them, he attacked ’em straight on. “You’re human — it’s in your head, for sure,” Stamkos said during Friday’s All-Star Media Day. “You try not to let it affect your play on the ice. You..." January 29

  • Stamkos not open to being traded before deadline: 'I want to win with Tampa'

    ESPN "It was on this very stage a year ago when Steven Stamkos seemingly closed the door on testing the free-agent market. Speaking to a big media throng at the All-Star weekend in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 23, 2015, Stamkos made it clear he thought he'd sign a contract extension that summer -- one..." January 29

  • Steven Stamkos responds to contract offer report

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos is staying quiet in the face of a leak. The Tampa Bay Lighting captain is neither confirming nor denying a report by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that the Tampa Bay Lightning tabled an offer with an average annual salary of $8.5 million. “I’m not going to comment on that,”..." January 25

  • Lightning's Stamkos mum on reported contract offer

    Tampa Bay Times "C Steven Stamkos would neither confirm nor deny a report by Canada's Sportsnet TV network that the Lightning has offered him an eight-year, $68 million contract extension in recent weeks. "I'm not going to comment on that," Stamkos said Sunday at the Lightning's family carnival at Amalie Arena...." January 25

  • Lightning made Stamkos an offer at an average of $8.5M a season

    The Score "Steve Yzerman's got a lot of work to do in Tampa Bay, but he knows his priorities. The Lightning general manager recently made a contract offer to pending unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos that averaged $8.5 million per season, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, speaking on..." January 24