10 days left until free agency and Tampa have not signed any of their UFAs or RFAs from the Lightning yet.
we're said to be close with Eric Brewer, very far off on Sean Bergenheim and stagnant with Stamkos. talks are also progressing with Roloson ().
Yzerman and Stamkos still maintain they are optimistic that a contract will happen before July 1. it had better because if another team signs Stammer to the offer sheet, we may end up paying more than we want to/can for him and that will hurt us severely with other contracts.
there has been little talk of Tampa trying to re-sign Simon Gagne, and that may be an indication that we are trying to bring Brad Richards back. both he and the Lightning have expressed interest in him returning. Brad never wanted to leave, is still close friends with Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis and, apparently, is willing to take a pay cut to return...