John Tavares RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tavares ahead of pivatol Game 5: 'It doesn't matter how you get it done' "The Islanders were the more aggressive team out of the gate in both Games 3 and 4, outshooting the Lightning heavily in the opening period of each game. They were able to get on the board first in each contest, but an inability to pad the lead proved costly. Bearing down on their first period..." May 08

  • King of New York: John Tavares best player on any of the pro teams

    Newsday "John Tavares found himself swarmed around noon Monday by a horde of reporters and camera crews, a sight not ordinarily seen after an off-day practice in Syosset. But these are not ordinary times, not for the Islanders and not for their captain. The scene in the suddenly way-too-small..." May 03

  • Hamonic calls Tavares the 'best player in the league'

    The Score "Travis Hamonic may be biased, but he isn't afraid of sharing his opinion. After watching his New York Islanders teammate and captain John Tavares carve up the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of their first-round series, Hamonic was straight and to the point. "Best player in the league," the..." April 15

  • Tavares, Kane, Ovechkin named NHL’s three stars of the week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Star-studded release from the NHL today as the Isles’ John Tavares, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin were named the three stars for the week ending Apr. 10. More: Tavares led the NHL with 4-5—9 in four games to power the Islanders (45-27-10, 100 points) to seven..." April 11

  • John Tavares calls out Islanders teammates after bad loss on home ice

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders put up a stinker Saturday afternoon and captain John Tavares has turned up his nose. Following a 5-0 blowout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tavares called out his team and challenged them to be better." April 02

  • Why Brooklyn-frustrated John Tavares could bolt to Leafs in ’18

    New York Post "Among all of the hypotheticals, I find the notion of Steven Stamkos wearing the Maple Leafs crest next season among the least plausible. It doesn’t make sense that No. 91, having gone through a rebuild at the start of his career with Tampa Bay, would choose to spend the best years of the rest..." February 16

  • John Tavares opens up on how Game 7 haunts, inspires him

    New York Post "John Tavares knew the All-Star Game was a natural time for reflection. And when he looked back, what he saw was some disappointment and dogged determination to stop it from happening again. “I’m working as hard as I can,” the Islanders captain told The Post before the All-Star Game on Sunday..." February 01

  • John Tavares wins NHL Accuracy Shooting competition

    Yahoo! Sports "Behind the strength of John Tavares, the Eastern Conference beat the Western Conference in the accuracy competition at the NHL All-Star Game. Tavares nailed all four targets in 12.294 seconds Last season, Patrick Kane won the competition hitting four targets in a time of 13.529. Kane went..." January 31

  • Islanders' Tavares named Metro Division captain for All-Star Game

    The Score "The NHL announced Thursday that New York Islanders forward John Tavares has been named the captain of the Metropolitan Division team at the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville." January 28

  • John Tavares’ goal slump should be killing Islanders, but it isn’t

    New York Post "Let’s go back to Dec. 2, the most recent time the Rangers and Islanders met, before another clash of these newly interborough rivals on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That game was a 2-1 shootout win for the Isles, and captain John Tavares scored his 12th goal of the team’s..." January 15

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