TORONTO — As the local Toronto media assembled around Steven Stamkos?Monday to bookend, once and for all, his offseason decision to stay in Tampa Bay and not to come and play for his hometown Maple Leafs, the real question mark for Stamkos’ team this season sat a few stalls down.
The subject of this uncertainty won’t generate nearly as many fireworks, nor fuel nearly as much season-long drama as last year, when the face of the franchise took until the 11th hour to decide that he was staying put in Tampa Bay. But it is nevertheless a major unresolved decision for the? Tampa Bay Lightning?organization. The difference this time around is that it’s not about a player making up his mind as much as it is? Ben Bishop waiting to find out from the Lightning what his future entails.