According to some dood at the New York Daily news who says that 2 different person on 2 different teams had confirmed to him that Stamkos is available.. No link yet..
Heard on CKAC radio minutes ago..
Ok, I'm actually starting a thread because I really wonder what the heck does the Lightning want for Stamkos??? He's cheap, young and promissing.. If indeed this is thrue, might as well just sell the team.. I don't see the point to trading last year's 1st overall choice so early..
Tampa Bay management can deny, deny, deny in the best tradition of all sorts of scoundrels, but it is most certainly true that 2008 first-overall draft pick Steven Stamkos is available for trade, at least according to two franchises that have been in contact with the Lightning and have no reason to fib about it.
so wait till FA but the way things have been going lately idk who else would want to sign there.
Why doesnt Vinny Malone and St Louis dominate?? net presences speed and big dominate Center.
Vinny isn't 100%, Malone has proven versatile enough to bounce around lines so he does because of injury troubles right now, St. Louis is... well, being himself which if you look at his stats from the last week in December, are pretty dominant.
I think we're going to be seeing a lot of bogus Tampa rumors in the next little while, because people believe that the current management will do just about anything. So since nobody is going to really doubt these rumors, idiots like Strachan and Brooks will get a lot of attention.
It is ridiculous for them to trade Stamkos. In fact, they should look at everybody but Stamkos for trade purposes...but not him. Of course, the problem is they have signed Vinny to a contract that less than 1/3 of the teams in the NHL can afford - now or ever - on a long term basis.
In my opinion, it was just about as stupid to sign Lecavalier as they did than for any media guy to suggest Stamkos as a trade asset. This is craziness.
anyone ever think that other Gms read all this stuff and think just as you lawton must be an idiot? therefore, gms ask him about everyone trying to get good players for cheap. then lawton possibly says, "well, if you want stamkos your going ot send back carter, coburn, JVR at least" or something rediculous. which then gets said to a journalist in a "TB wants carter coburn and JVR for stamkos," which translates to "stamkos is on the block."?
Well they traded Boyle for financial reasons (but I don't know why they would sign him to that much before the deadline then trade him).
Trading Carle for Eminger was such a stupid move. Carle's self-esteem must have been at an all-time low when he found out he got traded to Philadelphia. Poor kid.
First of all, it was the old management that tied Boyle up to that contract. Second dealing Carle was a great move, it did benefit us, it did benefit Carle it did benefit Flyers. Eminger has been great here and Downing shown lot of promise, so im very pleased with that.
People will keep posting these stupid rumours just cause we have done lot of deals, but of all those moves, how many do you consider stupid? Some may say Malone, but I think he is worth the money. The Boyle trade? It could be argued over and over again, but that the team would be run like a videogame is pure nonsense.
But rumours feeds rumours sadly..
Todd Harvey, Adam Oates and Darren Puppa, you are all missed in the game of hockey!
I think this is why all these Lightning rumors are floating around:
Lawton is doing a bad job in keeping his business practices secret. I'm pretty sure every GM talks to each other throughout the year about trading, player availability, returns, etc...whether the discussions are serious or not, they happen. But for some reason all of Lawton's discussions are becoming public.
He is doing a horrible job keeping team business out of the media. These are the mistakes of a rookie GM.
I'm sure the Gm's in Washington and Pittsburgh have talked to other GM's about Crosby and Ovechkhin. That doesn't mean that they would ever trade them, but I'm sure that their names have been mentioned in passing. They are just able to keep the conversations private and not let the media get a hold of it and spin it out of control.