Indifferent On Tavares Staying Or Going

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/09/2017 09:51:00 PM |
Sorry. Would be happy if John Tavares resigned, but hardly the end of the world if he moved on.

Between the young players they have now, the picks for Hamonic & return in a possible trade at some point, this franchise will be fine on the ice with more money to work with to keep Lee, who's streaks seem to carry this franchise.

Tavares is never going to be a dynamic skater. When he slows down in four years, he's going to be very easy to cover, and that's if he's not hurt. Sure he has magic hands & play-making skills.

I was most impressed how he killed penalties last season when the chance came. 

Wrote #91 would sign in camp, and still see it playing out that way. 

His biggest loss is how he carries himself off the ice. This is how you want a leader to act, a person you want in your organization for life.

Still, players who sign these kinds of deals rarely pan out if ever. Stamkos has been sick or hurt for two prime years, there is no guarantee he will ever be the player he was after years of UFA hype before he signed in the final days.

Parise/Suter each got a hundred million from Minnesota, they have never been cup contenders or even a consistent playoff team in a weak conference.

The list of these failed signings is a mile long.

Anyway this is where I stand on this subject. 29 teams need to play in a city, the other two teams (Ottawa/Arizona) made clear they want to move to one to survive.

There are good signs it can work in New York City but will take long past Tavares contract, same as Washington, who did not have their rival own their coverage, bid for their former home, and control the entire spin about his contract which is why he's never going to talk until it's decided.

For me Tavares also has to want to play in New York City to resign him, this franchise needs NYC corporate revenue to pay for this signing.

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