I don’t want to freak anyone (Gator) out, but…
General Manager Steve Yzerman has until 12 p.m. ET on Friday to sign Stamkos or else he will become a restricted free agent and, therefore, be open to signing an offer sheet from any other team.
If Stamkos were to sign an offer sheet after noon ET Friday, the Lightning would have seven days to match it or risk losing him. [NHL.com]
This can’t happen because it will disrupt the life plan that we have mapped out. Gator’s parents would have to move somewhere more useful than Florida. Unless he became a Capital, of course, which would result in pandemonium and Gator being “observed” by the State of Virginia.
So we wait. I am not really worried that TB and Stevie Y will let go of their phenom franchise player. Stammer will get loads of money and Gator can put in two pool slides at their house so she’s ready when I visit. Right? Still, it makes my stomach hurt. Oh July 1, you are such a bitch.Tags: steven stamkos, tampa bay lightning