I don't know. I remember another team trading a big young superstar to Philly not all that long ago, and it seemed to work out pretty well for them...
I don't recall that big young superstar raising a Cup over his head. But I do remember that other team hoisting up 2 of them. Well, kind of that other team.
As for Stamkos, I guess all he really needs to do is hold up Ovi'$ contract, and Crosby'$ contract, and Malkin'$ contract and ask Yzerman, "Why are they making so much more than you're offering me?" Not that I'm for that argument, but in the grand scheme of things, he is a commodity, not just a person. I think his agent probably understands this, all too well.
Edited to keep on topic.
Second edit: Upon reading your comment with my eyes open, I realized that we were saying the same thing, I think.
Edited by BigWillieStyle, 05 July 2011 - 09:47 PM.