Situation Not Looking Great For Stamkos Contract Extension With Lightning

There has been a very interesting development in Tampa Bay as Steven Stamkos, captain of the Lightning, has spoken out about his contract situation. He said, "To be honest, I've been disappointed in the lack of talk in that regard. So it was something that I expressed at the end of last year that I wanted to get something done before training camp."

Stamkos also relayed that he has been ready for a while to discuss a new contract as he is heading into his final year. When asked if he was willing to discuss a contract during the season, he said that he's ready whenever, but was caught off guard by the lack of talks.

Stamkos has been vocal about wanting to end his career as a member of the Lightning and has done a lot for the team and organization during his time there. The 33-year-old is a two-time Stanley Cup winner, two-time Rocket Richard trophy winner, and Mark Messier Award winner. He has much more to give in Tampa Bay if they want him as he scored 34 goals and 84 points last season.

Julien BriseBois had a lot to say in regards to Stamkos' contract discussion comments, and although the general manager notes that he would love to have the captain remain a member of the Lightning for the rest of his career, he states that he's not sure whether spending the cap dollars on Stamkos would be the wisest move that will keep the team a contender.

Things don't look great in Tampa Bay surrounding this situation.

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