Rumsfeld wrote:Stamkos has become a very good offensive player with or without the puck. He doesn't need a setup man to score more than any good winger does. He's a much more complete player than Brett Hull was.
He'll be worth what he gets but he'll never sign here.
Ya the travel alone added to the fact he has no connection to the West makes it a pipe dream. Any team other than Tampa can only offer 7 years so that factors into him staying with Tampa.
A lot of contenders won't have the cap room without making major moves but plenty of mid level and bottom feeders will have room. Plenty of Eastern based teams, including Toronto will have room.
Since we have been flushing out vets, and have more coming off the books we will have the room now and for the foreseeable future to add him.
I'd rather go after Drouin though, younger, cheaper and all of that. Plays it makes for a great debate.