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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sweeney: Bruins will “at least kick the tires” on Stamkos

Boston Bruins Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney hinted at the possibility that the Bruins could court 21-year-old phenom Steven Stamkos by saying
Hell of a player and every GM would be having discussions at some point to at least kick the tires for the opportunity to have Stamkos on your team!
The possibility of adding a player of Stamkos’s caliber sure does get one excited. Even though the Bruins are coming off their first Stanley Cup championship since 1972, most still content that the major need this team has is a potential 50 goal scorer. Stamkos has scored 96 goals over the past two seasons and is the type of player Boston hopes their young star Tyler Seguin can become.
The Bruins however, do not own a 2012 second-round pick which was traded in the Tomas Kaberle deal, and that prevents them from sending offer sheets between $4.7-7.8 million per year. Stamkos though will almost certainly command more than the $7.8 million cap for second round compensation, leaving the Bruins with little to lose if they decide to toss an offer his way.
Adding Stamkos will show the Bruin’s fan base that came out 1.5 million strong to their rolling rally, that they are committed to winning and not content with waiting another 39 years before tasting another $100,000 bottle of champagne.
The Bruins brass certainly respects the type of player that Stamkos is, and with little to lose an offer could be heading his way from the Stanley Cup champions.

Originally posted at a pervious attempt at a blog by me.

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