Tampa Bay Lightning Risk Losing Steven Stamkos As Contract Talks Stall

Published November 16, 2023 at 2:18 PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning are potentially at risk of losing Steven Stamkos if they don't begin contract negotiations.

Lightning Risk Losing Stamkos If They Don't Begin Contract Talks Soon

Steven Stamkos has played his entire career for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and it is hard to imagine him in any other jersey. However, at the beginning of the season, he voiced his displeasure regarding the lack of contract talks occurring over the summer.

Now, according to Erik Erlendsson, the lack of talks could prove to risky for Tampa as Stamkos remains unsigned.

«Well, until he signs a new contract that chance is certainly always there. And I think that's what has a lot of fans here a little skittish about because the longer this goes on and Julian Brisebois, the GM comes out that he's going to wait until the end of the season when he has more information. We assume salary cap, you know, what's that going to look like and where can Steven fit in?

Stamkos Still Has A Lot Left In The Tank But It Might Not Be For Tampa

What is troubling for Tampa Bay is the lack of prioritization on getting a Stamkos deal done. Not only is Stamkos the face of the Lightning franchise, he still has lots of production left in the tank.

Tampa Bay goal!

Scored by Steven Stamkos with 02:10 remaining in the 3rd period.

Assisted by Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point.

Tampa Bay: 3
Chicago: 5

Stamkos has started the year off with 15 points in 14 games, tallying 5 goals and 10 assists. At 33 years old, it is clear he still has what it takes to be a superstar in the NHL. The remaining question is whether or not he will be a superstar for a team other than the Lightning.

As seen on NHL - "NHL Rumors: Could Steven Stamkos end up somewhere other than Tampa next year?"
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Tampa Bay Lightning Risk Losing Steven Stamkos As Contract Talks Stall

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