NHL Free Agent Rumors: 5 Teams Targeting Budding Superstar Steven Stamkos

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NHL Free Agent Rumors: 5 Teams Targeting Budding Superstar Steven Stamkos
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Tampa Bay is currently up 3-0 on the Washington Capitals, but it is never too early to look ahead and see what the coming offseason has in store for us.

It's no secret that Steven Stamkos is an emerging superstar in the league.  While he might not be ready for the "best in the world" label that was placed on his earlier this year, he certainly is going to draw a good deal of attention when his contract expires at the end of the year.

Now obviously, this list excludes the Tampa Bay Lightning because it's no secret that they are going move mountains in order to resign the young goal scorer.  As a restricted free agent, Tampa has the right to match any offer that Stamkos receives, although I'm sure they would like to lock him up before July 1st rolls around.

But what fun would it be just to say Stamkos is going to resign with his current team?  Here are five teams with the desire and capability to take a run at the 21-year-old Richard trophy winner.

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