June 29 2016 05:41PM
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Before we get into this topic, let's make a few things clear. Firstly, Steven Stamkos isn't a traitor for choosing to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was under no obligation to sign in Toronto; ultimately, the choice was his, and he went with what he thought was best for him. Secondarily, this isn't the time to go "oh, well, the Leafs were better off without him anyway". Because that probably isn't true either.
June 29 2016 03:00PM
We're going to keep today's WWYDW very simple. After all, we all knew from the start what today's topic was going to be, it was just a matter of how it was approached.
June 29 2016 02:22PM
The National Hockey League has hit peak insanity today. The Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson in what was immediately called the worst 1-for-1 trade in NHL history. Minutes later, the Montreal Canadiens traded PK Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber in what was immediately called a competitor for the worst 1-for-1 trade in NHL history.
It was all fun and games. But now, it looks like the Leafs had a loss of their own, as Steven Stamkos has decided to stay in Tampa Bay.
June 29 2016 12:51PM
Things are about to get real in Toronto, as the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons has reported that Steven Stamkos went beyond the reach of Don Meehan's Newport offices to meet with the Toronto Maple Leafs today.
June 29 2016 10:56AM
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Contrary to popular belief, there are Unrestricted Free Agents on the market that aren't named Steven Stamkos. One of those players is New York Islanders forward Matt Martin, who according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period and Arthur Staples of Newsday, has attracted interest from the Toronto Maple Leafs, among other teams.