If Steven Stamkos ever comes to Toronto, we know of at least one media outlet that has his back. Before the Tampa Bay Lightning were set to play in the Air Canada Centre against the Maple Leafs, local radio station TSN1050 seemingly sponsored some straightforward signs demanding the team sign the Toronto native.
What makes this so incredible, outside of a radio station sponsoring their blatant Christmas wishes, is that the owners of TSN 1050 also own part of the Maple Leafs, and their arena. The Air Canada Centre banned the signs as they were being handed out outside of the arena, saying that they would not allow "unauthorized sponsored signs."
Recap: SIGN STAMKOS signs printed by radio station owned by an owner of the Leafs are not allowed in the building part-owned by said owners— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) December 16, 2015
We all knew Stamkos' return to Toronto would have even more heat this time around thanks to his Twitter debacle last week, but this is even better than I had hoped.