The Flyers are still debating whether to put in an offer sheet for Tampa Bay superstar Steven Stamkos.
If they do, of course, Tampa has the right to match it _ and can wait seven days (crippling the Flyers in the FA market) before responding.
A person close to Tampa's situation said Thursday he expects Stamkos to re-sign with the Lightning, and that the delay has been caused by the Players Association.
"I think the P.A. is behind this, trying to get the price to go up and maximize things" for future free agents, said the source.