Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stamkos really cares about playing in World Cup: 'It's huge'

    Sportsnet "It’s natural to approach the reborn World Cup with some level of skepticism. What, observers wonder, will this thing look, feel and be like when the lights go up at the Air Canada Centre? Landing at a time on the calendar usually reserved for NHL exhibition games and using a somewhat..." September 06

  • For Tavares and Stamkos, a chance to complete some unfinished business

    Toronto Sun "Come Sept. 17, two of the Greater Toronto Area's most gifted hockey-playing native sons will step onto the Air Canada Centre ice, beaming with pride at being able to wear that beloved maple leaf on their chests. Sorry, Toronto, but not THAT maple leaf. The logo in question here is red and..." September 06

  • Stamkos didn't talk to Red Wings before re-signing with Lightning

    The Score "Ken Holland wasn't given an opportunity to lure Steven Stamkos away from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Detroit Red Wings general manager said Stamkos and his representatives never met with them during the negotiating window before he re-signed. "Through the interview process, we never talked..." July 07

  • Yzerman: Stamkos, Hedman are franchise 'cornerstones'

    The Score "In a matter of days, the Tampa Bay Lightning managed to lock up captain Steven Stamkos and defenseman Victor Hedman to eight-year extensions that were well below market value, and general manager Steve Yzerman credits his stars' desire to win as the reason the deals got done. "With Stamkos and..." July 02

  • Lightning for life? Stamkos explains why he re-signed with Tampa Bay

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a brief free agent flirtation and at least a year of conjecture from the general Toronto area, Steven Stamkos decided to stick with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He raised some eyebrows in doing so for what many believed to be the Bolts’ standing offer: an eight-year deal with a relatively..." June 30

  • Sign and trade also makes sense for Lightning, Steven Stamkos

    Tampa Bay Times "The Steven Stamkos Sweepstakes could be over before Friday's noon opening of unrestricted free agency, whether he re-signs with the Lightning or not. There might be motivation, from both Tampa Bay and Stamkos, to orchestrate a sign-and-trade deal if it becomes clear the captain isn't returning..." June 29

  • Report: Stamkos to remain with Lightning

    The Score "Steven Stamkos isn't going anywhere. The face of the franchise has reportedly decided to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN." June 29

  • Signing with Leafs would mean big endorsement payday for Stamkos, marketers say

    TSN "If the Toronto Maple Leafs win the race to sign Steven Stamkos, expect another competition to heat up – the battle by corporate Canada to sign him to endorsement deals. At 26, Stamkos has been a high-profile hockey star for close to a decade. He has 50- and 60-goal seasons to his credit,..." June 29

  • Why the Boston Bruins should (and shouldn't) sign Steven Stamkos

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "During a conference call after the NHL draft with Boston media, Don Sweeney dropped a subtle bombshell. Today, the Lightning GM responded. The Bruins are rarely huge players at the start of the free agency period -- usually because they've spent or will eventually spend close to the cap...." June 29

  • 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