Pierre LeBrun was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Monday afternoon.
On how the Detroit Red Wings got back into the Steven Stamkos conversation by clearing out Pavel Datsyuk’s contract, and on if he has any more clarity on the situation:
“No, I think it’s clear. Obviously Newport and Stamkos are going to spend the week listening to bids and pitches at their Newport offices in Mississauga. And I think there’ll be plenty of them. Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto, potentially Vancouver, Montreal, Boston, and the list goes on. I mean, I think there’s a lot of options there, including Tampa still in there.
“So let’s see how it all plays out. Let’s see – It’s not just about money with Steven Stamkos, if you know the guy. But it is the biggest contract of his life, and I think it behooves him to carefully listen to everything that’s in front of him before making a really intelligent decision, and that’s what he plans to do.”
Source: TSN 1040/ Transcript: Nichols
As part of a larger conversation on Stamkos on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Monday morning, Bob McKenzie noted this on teams specific to Stamkos:
“I know Vancouver is interested. I suspect the New York Islanders are interested. But the real focus seems to be on what I’ll call the triangle. The three points of that triangle would be Stamkos’ hometown of Toronto, the Detroit Red Wings just down the 401, and then back across Ohio and Western Pennsylvania into Buffalo and Western New York. I think those three teams all have a variety of different reasons why they feel like they could be the place that Steven Stamkos would want to play.”