SPECTOR’S NOTE: Some folks are letting their imaginations run wild when it comes to Stamkos’ contract situation, claiming he hates Tampa Bay (he doesn’t), or wants out of Tampa Bay (he doesn’t), or wants to play for Toronto (he doesn’t). Funny how all these Stamkos rumors have him going to the Maple Leafs or Flyers, with the Lightning usually getting the crappy end of the deal. And why, in Buddha’s name, would the Penguins want to trade Malkin in a three player deal? What the hell were they possibly going to get from Toronto that would be an adequate replacement? Tim Connolly? Phil Kessel? Clarke MacArthur? Do those rumormongers think Ray Shero has gone insane? Come on, folks, if you’re going to dream up trade scenarios for Stamkos, at least make them based in reality! I’m very, very disappointed in your lack of imagination. In the meantime, the Lightning will continue to work on getting Stamkos re-signed.