John Tavares RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tavares praises Maple Leafs' Matthews, deflects UFA questions

    Toronto Sun "Being from the Toronto area, John Tavares is well aware of the hype that comes with the territory and the wild demand for the resident NHL team to have a homegrown superstar. The Mississauga native sees it whenever his New York Islanders are in town to face the Leafs, when he plays in front of..." February 07

  • The media scrum around John Tavares stresses what Isles are dealing with

    New York Post "Here is the reality that might be lost back in New York, where Islanders captain John Tavares goes about his business in relative anonymity: In the spotlight leading up to the NHL All-Star Game, which went down at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon, Tavares was inundated with questions about..." January 30

  • John Tavares Open To Extension With Islanders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Talking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, New York Islanders superstar John Tavares revealed that he would be open to an extension with the team this summer. The centerman has just one year remaining on his current deal, which pays him $5.5MM per season. " January 28

  • John Tavares could be gone if Islanders botch these hires

    New York Post "Here’s the hardest truth of them all: Just because John Tavares wants to stay with the Islanders doesn’t necessarily mean he will. Shivers down the spines of all those invested in this franchise, no doubt, especially for those at the top, Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin. In their first year as..." January 19

  • Why John Tavares is suddenly picking up penalty-killing duties

    New York Post "It was hard to know how big an impact the absence of Casey Cizikas would have on the Islanders. But the gritty center missed a fifth straight game with an upper-body injury when his team beat the Capitals, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Barclays Center. It was the third straight game star center John..." December 28

  • Bob McKenzie on Tavares and Islanders’ continued downward spiral

    Fanrag Sports "Put yourself in the proverbial skates of John Tavares. What would you do? At the age of 26, you could sign a contract extension of eight year or fewer as early as this summer to stay with the New York Islanders. You could wait until any point next season to see if the team’s fortunes..." December 20

  • Tavares continues to shoot down Leafs-based UFA speculation

    Today's Slapshot "No matter how many times John Tavares declares his intention to stay with the New York Islanders, the speculation and hope that he might sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to die. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, would be eligible to sign up to an..." September 07

  • Tavares continues to shoot down Leafs-based UFA speculation

    Today's Slapshot "No matter how many times John Tavares declares his intention to stay with the New York Islanders, the speculation and hope that he might sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to die. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, would be eligible to sign up to an..." September 06

  • For Tavares and Stamkos, a chance to complete some unfinished business

    Toronto Sun "Come Sept. 17, two of the Greater Toronto Area's most gifted hockey-playing native sons will step onto the Air Canada Centre ice, beaming with pride at being able to wear that beloved maple leaf on their chests. Sorry, Toronto, but not THAT maple leaf. The logo in question here is red and..." September 06