Would Steven Stamkos to Calgary work?
We know that;
- He’s a UFA after this season
- Not for sure he would resign
- Would have to give up quite a lot
Personally, it’s kind of 50/50 if Stamkos would work out in the short term, or long term here in Calgary. He is a wicked centre, and at 6’1 he has good size and all the assets that the Flames are looking for. Only thing is, I think that the Flames would have to give up too much to acquire a player like Stamkos, perhaps hurting the future. At 25 years old, he would be an awesome long term pick up and a franchise piece if the Flames could sign him.
- Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 194 lb.
- Position played: C
- Born: February 7, 1990 (age 25), Markham, Ontario
- Draft: 2008 1st round (1st pick) by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- Salary: $5,500,000
There were rumours earlier in the season, when the Flames were struggling that names such as; Sean Monahan were thrown in the air. Likely, the Lightning would want Monahan, a 1st round pick, and who knows what else.
We can all be assured the rumours will continue until Stamkos has either been signed by Tampa or has become a free agent. But the most recent Calgary rumours are far more speculation than smoke….in fact a source hinted lately that there may be some very quiet backroom talk right now going on towards Stamkos signing an extension….and ending any distraction.
Sportsnet: The Calgary Flames were looking to make a big trade after the slow start by the team. Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving is working the phones seeking a trade to help his struggling club. One rumor Sportsnet is reporting is that Trevliving had conversations with Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman regarding soon-to-be UFA superstar Steven Stamkos. Sportsnet reports Treliving would be willing to deal “a top young player, perhaps Sam Bennett, to acquire Stamkos at this point,” but it would likely take center Sean Monahan to complete that deal, and Monahan’s considered “the most untradeable Flame.”
If everything was perfect in Tampa, Stamkos would be signed by now, and the fact he isn’t is Lightning GM Steve Yzerman resigned to losing him, and as such, will try to trade the asset.
In other trade notes for the Flames, Treliving is looking to trade defencemen Dennis Wideman. He had an excellent season last year, and teams like the LA kings, Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets need d-men.