Jones: Steven Stamkos to Toronto makes sense
Stamkos can become a free agent this summer, and you can’t get through a couple of hockey shifts without speculation that the Toronto-born Stamkos will end up playing for his hometown team. Rumors ramp up even more when the Lightning plays the Maple Leafs.
So far, everybody is saying the right things.
Stamkos says he wants to remain in Tampa Bay. The Lightning says it wants Stamkos to return. The Leafs aren’t saying anything because they aren’t allowed to say anything.
But let’s face facts: Stamkos going to Toronto makes perfect sense.