Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Stamkos deal talks: more work, rumors

Negotiations between the Lightning and All-Star center Steven Stamkos continued Tuesday.

"A work in progress," general manager Steve Yzerman wrote to the St. Petersburg Times in a text message.

There was unfounded Twitter speculation Stamkos' rights could be shipped to the Maple Leafs as part of a three-team deal that would send Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin to Tampa Bay, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Flyers could try to acquire Stamkos's rights in a trade if negotiations break down.

But those involved in the contract talks stayed on message.

"Still working on it," Stamkos' agent Mark Guy wrote in a text.

In other news, the Lightning signed minor-league center Trevor Smith to a one-year, two-way deal, and unsigned right wing Teddy Purcell filed for arbitration, though agent Kent Hughes said he expected to negotiate a deal before a hearing.

Coyotes: All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle, a restricted free agent, signed a five-year deal worth a reported $26.5 million.

Hurricanes: Free-agent defenseman Tomas Kaberle, who won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins last season, signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract. Kaberle went from Toronto to Boston at the trade deadline. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said the sides couldn't agree on a new deal.

Jets: Restricted free-agent forward Andrew Ladd signed a five-year, $22 million contract extension. Ladd was the team captain last season when the franchise was in Atlanta. He said he expects to remain captain but will talk about it with new coach Claude Noel. Craig Ramsay was let go as coach after the team moved in May.

Kings: Re-signing restricted free agent defenseman Drew Doughty "unfortunately … could take a while," general manager Dean Lombardi said. Doughty was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft behind the Lightning's Steven Stamkos and has the same agent as Stamkos, Don Meehan of Newport Sports.

Senators: The team signed free-agent former Lightning forward Zenon Konopka to a one-year, reported $700,000 deal.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Stamkos deal talks: more work, rumors 07/05/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:33am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. New Bucs player murals go up at Raymond James Stadium

    Blogs

    Each summer, it's a sign that training camp is soon to arrive at One Buc Place: the changing of the huge player murals on each corner of Raymond James Stadium.

    Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has a corner mural at Raymond James Stadium for a third year in a row.
  2. Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)

    Golf

    SOUTHPORT, England — Someday, perhaps soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron he slashed out of the rough in 1961 to win the British Open and usher in a new era of golf.

    Jordan Spieth, right, comes from one back of Matt Kuchar, left, after 13, going birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie-par to win by 3.
  3. Fennelly: Brutal weekend could be start of something worse for Rays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Well, that was lovely.

    Brad Boxberger suffers his second loss in the three-game series, this time by allowing back-to-back homers in the eighth inning when called on to protect a 5-3 lead. “Just bad pitches,” he says.
  4. Wesley Chapel hockey camp impresses youth players, parents

    Lightning Strikes

    WESLEY CHAPEL — As a 17-year-old Triple-A hockey player, MacCallum Brown regularly plays against elite talent. As a Palm Harbor resident, he often has to travel to face that talent.

  5. Rays journal: Rays gamble on Sergio Romo's track record, heart

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Some of RHP Sergio Romo's numbers this season with the Dodgers were the worst of his career, yet the Rays feel he can be a good fit for their bullpen.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Sergio Romo #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the 9th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)