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Isn’t It A Bit Too Early For This Kind Of Talk? Stamkos/Leafs In 2016

from Damien Cox of The Spin,

In the summer of 2016, unless he extends his contract between now and then, Stamkos will be an unrestricted free agent. There are those who believe that playing for the Leafs would be a dream for Stamkos, although you often hear that about this player or that player.

Still, the attraction of going home helped the Leafs sign David Clarkson, whether you like that one or not.

The Leafs would like to believe that the Markham-born Stamkos may be thinking something along the lines of the way Zach Parise was thinking in the summer of 2012 when he targeted the Minnesota Wild, hardly an NHL powerhouse, as his destination of choice so he co

Of course, Stamkos wouldn't be free for another two summers, which gives Tampa and owner Jeff Vinik loads of time to get him locked down.

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Red Winger's avatar

Isn’t It A Bit Too Early For This Kind Of Talk?

Not when you live in Toronto, and believe you are the center of the hockey universe, and every person who ever strapped on skates dreams one day of donning the Maple Leaf.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/14/14 at 03:44 PM ET

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According to the T.O. media, all Ontario born players want desperately to come home and play for the Leafs.So this is no surprise.

Posted by mc keeper on 01/14/14 at 03:44 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Dream on, dreamers.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/14/14 at 03:48 PM ET

von Awesome's avatar

lmao. Stamkos is a Lightning for life. The Lightning didn’t buy out Lecavalier last season to turn around and let the guy they passed the reigns to in Stamkos walk away two seasons later. Dumb.

Posted by von Awesome on 01/14/14 at 04:54 PM ET

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Guys, c’mon.  He’s CLEARLY coming to Toronto in 2016.  get your heads out of your asses.  it’s written in stone.

#rehireronwilson

Posted by mmuskrat on 01/14/14 at 05:31 PM ET

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Did you just say Cleary is going to Toronto?

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 01/14/14 at 10:19 PM ET

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Nah, we hate newfies here.

Posted by mmuskrat on 01/14/14 at 10:32 PM ET

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Most recognize that playing in an environment with the worst media in North America and fans with completely unrealistic expectations ( win two in a row and they start planning cup parades, lose two and they want to blow up the team), and management that is unable to show any patience, and finally throw in a declining CDN and tax rates and it a really crappy place to play.

Posted by timbits on 01/14/14 at 10:44 PM ET

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Posted by timbits on 01/14/14 at 10:44 PM ET

And GTA traffic. You forgot about the traffic.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/15/14 at 09:03 AM ET

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