How much money is a winning goal worth?

by Gary Shelton on January 28, 2016 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Stamkos scores to retake the team lead in goals./JONATHON S. KING

Stamkos scores to retake the team lead in goals./JEFFREY S. KING

Thursday, 6 a.m.

Another lamp has been lit. Another winning goal has been notched. Another moment has been celebrated for Steven Stamkos.

So how much does his offer increase?

You wonder. Sitting high above the ice, was Steven Yzerman so impressed with Stamkos' goal that he immediately upped his offer by $237? By $1,000? By $2,500?

This is the game anymore. You watch a Lightning game, and you try to figure out the Stamkos angle? If Stammer doesn't score, you wonder if Yzerman will ask for change from his dollar. If Stammer gets a goal, as he did Wednesday night, the lottery goes up. Sure, Andrei Vasilevskiy was wonderful on spell-that-Vasilevskiy night (according to the NHL and the passport services, Vasilevskiy is spelled three different ways). He shut out the Leafs, stopping all 30 shots. But Vasilevskiy is not up for negotiation, is he?

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