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06-27-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Ten88Nineteen View Post

And I seriously doubt Stamkos would sign an offer sheet unless the Lightning really screwed up and weren't offering him anywhere near what he's worth.
For all we know, this could be exactly what is going down. Perhaps they can't afford to go where Stamkos wants them to go, financially. We don't have any idea what's going on. All we know is that he's a few days away now from being open to accept bids from all comers.

Originally Posted by Skimmingswerth View Post
Stevie Y is far too intelligent to not get a deal signed. Simple as that.
But not too intelligent to let it get to the point that this is even a possibility. We're a few days away at this point.

It doesn't have to be the Leafs or the Flyers or the Panthers. It could be anybody. Any team out there that decides they REALLY want Stamkos can try to blow up the whole thing with an outlandish offer in just 4 days.

Stamkos is the highest profile player to get to this point, and plays for a franchise that might have financial difficulty matching a huge offer. At worst, you make the offer, it gets matched, and you've handcuffed the Lightning from building a cup contender for years.

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