With the NHL’s trade deadline just over two weeks away, Steven Stamkos is dominating hockey discussion.
Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman joined Dean Blundell and Co. on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Friday to talk about the many potential scenarios involving Stamkos.
Blundell, citing the same anonymous source who informed him that Mike Babcock would sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs if certain conditions were met, said the Leafs may be prepared to make a play for Stamkos’s negotiating rights this summer with the intention to pay $11-$12 million per year over an eight-year term.
Highlights from Friedman’s conversation with Blundell:
Stamkos has 21 goals and 40 points in 53 games this season. The Lightning are currently fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 29-20-4 record.