Nashville Predators potential fit for soon-to-be free agent Steven Stamkos

Janessa Ladouceur
March 14, 2024  (9:17)

Captain Steven Stamkos

During the summer of last year, rumors began circulating that Steven Stamkos' tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning might be coming to an end. As the 2024 off-season draws closer, these whispers have resurfaced and are becoming more frequent.

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Despite being the Captain of the Lightning, it seems that Stamkos' time with the team may soon be over. While there is still plenty of hockey to be played between now and then, this topic will likely become a hot topic again this summer.
According to ESPN's Greg Wyshynski, the free agent has now been officially linked to the Nashville Predators.
"Oh, I heard one the other day that I loved. Nashville. Wouldn't Nashville be great for him?" Wyshynski said.

He went on to say, "Think about where he is. Maybe he's a guy after his time, you know, in the sun, on the jet skis, wants to go play in a super pressure market and get the rub that you'd get when you play in Boston or play in New York or play in Toronto. Or he says, 'I've never wanted that' and goes to another place that has one beat writer like Nashville. I don't know what he wants. I do know they can afford him and I do know that with the maturation with this team, being a playoff team this year, having a good core of young players and a really good coach in Brunette, I think he could do pretty well there as a mentor/guy who can probably score a ton of goals on the wing for them if he wants to."

Stamkos, who is likely bound for the Hall of Fame, will have his pick of teams this summer if Tampa Bay decides not to sign him. With 1,111 points in 1,065 career games played, he could bring experience, production, leadership, and everything else a team could want in a veteran signing.
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Nashville Predators potential fit for soon-to-be free agent Steven Stamkos

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