Jan 29, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Caniac2000</b></div><div>Issue is, you have to lure players that just won a cup out of Sunny Tampa bay playing on a wagon to.... the frozen tundra of Winnipeg.... on a team with a defense made up of DeMelo, Morrissey and coffee lids... in a far harder division.... it's just not happening. With the Aho offersheet, Aho used Montreal to get his deal sorted. He signed below value to ensure it would be matched. With Tampa, the players have no desire to leave. They'll get the money, they know that. Even if Tampa move out Stamkos.</div></div>
Sergachev is a Russian ice hockey player. If Winnipeg legitimately bothers him he wasn't raised right. Tampa also isn't getting rid of Stamkos, you saw what his presence did to that team in the finals. The only reason he's even brought up in trade talks is because he was injured for the playoffs, and if the players see their beloved captain traded because of that they'd revolt, or at the very least play like **** next season. The RFAs know that even if they stick around, the team next year is going to be a far cry from the one they just won a cup with, and might perhaps look at their other options to fill missing pieces on other good teams.