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JOHN TAVARES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Isles’ 1st-round talent has comical family history with Bryan Trottier

Kieffer Bellows got off the phone with John Tavares, and the message relayed from the Islanders captain to the franchise’s newest addition was clear. “He told me to enjoy the moment and enjoy the day with my family,” Bellows said in Buffalo after the Islanders took him with the No. 19 pick in the first...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Isles need help for John Tavares, if they keep pick or trade it

The Islanders scouting department finally got somewhat of a rest this spring. After so many years of high draft picks resulting from bad seasons, the Isles are now in a place that must feel unfamiliar. As of Thursday evening, general manager Garth Snow was still holding onto his first-round pick, No. 19 overall, the only...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Agent indicates Kyle Okposo likely to hit free agency

It sounds like Kyle Okposo won’t be with the New York Islanders in 2016-17.  According to ESPN, Okposo’s agent, Pat Brisson, believes that the forward is likely headed for free agency as talks with the Islanders haven’t resulted in a new deal. Via Pierre LeBrun: His agent, Pat Brisson, did recently chat with Isles GM Garth Snow, but it doesn’t sound like anything developed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why New York Has Struggled With Lightning

The New York Islanders advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. The Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers in six games for their first series win in over 20 years. Captain John Tavares led the Islanders throughout the series, which included five games decided by one goal and three overtime games. Though the Islanders defeated the Panthers, they...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders forward John Tavares is the best player in New York City sports

John Tavares is the king of New York City professional sports. In a market with three hockey, two baseball, two basketball, two football and two Major League Soccer teams, no player has had more of a singular and significant impact over the last year than the Islanders’ breathtakingly talented forward. The Islanders have reached the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for...
Via The Comeback
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Captain Tavares Leading The Way For Islanders

John Tavares seems to have read the criticism on his regular season report card. Tavares had a good season this year, but his 70 points didn’t even qualify for the top 15 in scoring in the NHL. This was a disappointment after he was ousted from the scoring crown on the final night of the season one year ago by Jamie Benn. In his first six years with the Islanders, Tavares found...
Via Islanders Insight
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

John Tavares lifts Islanders to win after controversial non-call

The New York Islanders are advancing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but not without a little controversy. The Islanders were trailing the Florida Panthers with under a minute remaining in Sunday’s Game 6 in the teams’ first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, when John Tavares forced overtime with this goal: John Tavares scores with 53 seconds left in the game! 1-1 #Islanders...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

John Tavares blasts the Islanders for a lack of effort

Recently, the New York Islanders called out the ice surface at the Barclays Center for its poor quality following a game in which they narrowly won. Now, following an ugly 5-0 defeat at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, John Tavares is calling out his teammates. Tavares (1/2): "We went out there and got embarrassed because we didn’t play hard enough….This time of year, that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Five Memories From John Tavares’ 500 NHL Games

Last night, in what was an otherwise disappointing Islanders loss, John Tavares skated in his 500th NHL game. Since general manager Garth Snow selected him first-overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the captain has cemented himself as one of the most feared players in the league, and has earned himself mention in the same vein as such Islanders greats as Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy...
Via Islanders Insight
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang sent back to OHL after being late to Islanders training camp

How’s this for a harsh punishment? The New York Islanders sent prospect Josh Ho-Sang back to the OHL after he was late to the first day of the team’s training camp, Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports. Making matters more confounding is that Staple says Ho-Sang’s behavior had been “exemplary” up to this point: Couple #Isles folks said Ho-Sang's behavior had been exemplary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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