As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. “To be honest I really don’t have much interest into hitting the open market or hearing what’s out there because in my mind this is where I want to be,” Lucic said in late April after the San Jose Sharks eliminated LA in the first-round of the playoffs.
Do the Boston Bruins have a realistic chance of signing Steven Stamkos this summer? Vegas oddsmakers don’t believe so. As of Wednesday, sports betting site Bovada did not even offer odds on Stamkos joining the Bruins in free agency. The most likely landing spot for the star center, per Bovada, is the team he has spent his entire NHL career with: the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning have even 1-1 odds to re-sign Stamkos, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent this Friday. The Detroit Red Wings have the second-best odds (11-4), followed by Stamkos’ hometown Toronto Maple Leafs (7-2), the Buffalo Sabres (8-1), the Montreal Canadiens (12-1) and the Vancouver Canucks (22-1). Interestingly,