5 years ago

Steve Stamkos is reportedly unlikely to play in Europe this season.

Stamkos has apparently been, at least in part, turned off by some of the less than positive stories other NHLers have shared about their experiences in the European leagues during the lockout. Those that avoid playing in any meaningful hockey games during the lockout have a greater chance of slumping when play finally resumes - be it this season or the next. That being said, Stamkos is such a tremendous player that it's hard seeing his stock slip significantly.