John Tavares RUMORS & NEWS

  • Facing free agency, Tavares will stick-handle gracefully around Toronto media

    SNY TV "The biggest drama surrounding the Islanders' visit to Toronto on Thursday may not be the game itself, but those five minutes when John Tavares faces another round of interrogation from the largest and peskiest press corps in the NHL. Tavares will handle the Toronto media like the gentleman he..." February 21

  • Islanders’ trade deadline plan is ultimate John Tavares gamble

    New York Post "Maybe the point is that the Islanders don’t want their fans to think things have changed. Maybe the point is to get people to think that they are close to the culmination of long-term plan — well, a very-long-term plan — and that patience remains the most important virtue. But goodness, how can..." February 09

  • Garth Snow says Islanders won’t trade John Tavares or deal high picks for rental players

    Newsday "General manager Garth Snow made it clear: John Tavares isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. At the same time, Snow said the Islanders are unlikely to add players if it means giving high draft picks as the NHL’s Feb. 26 trade deadline approaches. The Tavares situation has morphed into something of..." February 08

  • New York Islanders Will Not Trade John Tavares

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite remaining unsigned now into February, John Tavares will not be traded this season regardless of what happens for the New York Islanders. That’s what GM Garth Snow told Pierre LeBrun, who reported on TSN’s Insider Trading that they’ll use all the time they have before the end of the season..." February 02

  • Tavares focused on getting Islanders into playoffs, not contract "John Tavares is putting his focus on trying to get the New York Islanders into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and not on where he will play next season. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent following the season, and linemate Josh Bailey, will represent the Islanders at the 2018 Honda..." January 27

  • John Tavares will consider Nassau Coliseum plan in contract decision

    Newsday "Newsday’s report on Wednesday regarding the possibility of the Islanders playing part of their home schedule at Nassau Coliseum in the next few seasons while the new arena at Belmont Park is being built could have an impact on John Tavares. The Islanders captain is in the final year of his..." January 25

  • John Tavares gives Islanders good news then bails them out

    New York Post "Of course when John Tavares went into the hockey-media echo chamber of Montreal, he was asked about his future as a possible free agent. And of course, Tavares answered in the same way he has over the past few months — albeit with stronger language. “I hope to stay in Long Island,” Tavares told..." January 16

  • Tavares shouldn't be traded, but there's one scenario where Islanders will listen

    SNY TV "John Tavares should not, and almost certainly will not, be dealt by the Islanders prior to the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 26. The question of whether Tavares should be traded - instead of the Islanders potentially losing him in July as an unrestricted free agent for nothing in return -..." January 10

  • Could Islanders’ new arena entice Tavares to re-sign?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Everything’s been coming up Milhouse for the New York Islanders lately. They improved to 18-12-3 on the season by beating the Kings 4-3 in overtime on Saturday, and hope to continue their five-game homestand with a win against the Red Wings tonight. Their offense looks especially deadly lately,..." December 20

  • Clarity could be coming for Islanders captain John Tavares

    Newsday "Clarity is the word that people close to John Tavares have been using going on seven months now, ever since the Islanders’ captain informed Garth Snow and team ownership that he would be waiting on contract talks. There may be some clarity coming soon on one of Tavares’ key issues. New York..." December 18

  • Islanders deciding what to do with franchise centre John Tavares

    Sportsnet "Don’t hold your breath for any news regarding John Tavares. The New York Islanders captain, a pending unrestricted free agent, isn’t expected to be dealt before the trade deadline nor is there a contract extension on the table. When it comes to a potential trade, the Islanders (14-7-2) are..." November 26

  • John Tavares is unstoppable right now

    Pro Hockey Talk "The first month of the NHL season has been highlighted by some big goal numbers and huge individual performances, from Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay, to Auston Matthews in Toronto. One of the quieter — but equally dominant — performances has been turned in by New York..." November 05

  • John Tavares’ pending free agency needs more drama

    NBC Bay Area "In case you haven’t heard, New York Islanders captain John Tavares could become an unrestricted free agent next summer. It’s only the biggest national storyline this season. The longer Tavares remains unsigned, and the closer we get to the trade deadline, speculation about the center will only..." October 16

  • John Tavares willing to negotiate contract during season

    Sportsnet "John Tavares is the pending unrestricted free agent to watch this season. Since Steven Stamkos signed just before he would have tested the market in 2016, the soon-to-be 27-year-old Tavares has the potential to become the best UFA of the salary cap era. The first day of training camp brought..." September 14

  • John Tavares: 'I just try to control what I control' in contract uncertainty with Islanders

    Sporting News "John Tavares isn’t letting talk of his ongoing contract situation or rumors of leaving New York get in his head when the Islanders open up their season next month. Tavares is sticking to what he does best and putting the rest of the drama in the back of his mind. “I’m a hockey player so I..." September 13

  • Tavares calm, composed without extension from Islanders "New York Islanders captain John Tavares hit the links at Sebonack Golf Club on Wednesday looking the same calm and composed individual he's always been. But Tavares is in the midst of arguably the biggest year of his life. Not only did he get engaged this summer, he's in the final season of a..." September 07

  • Tavares: Contract talks with Isles 'more complicated' than people think "New York Islanders captain John Tavares hit the links at Sebonack Golf Club on Wednesday looking the same calm and composed individual he's always been. But Tavares is in the midst of arguably the biggest year of his life. Not only did he get engaged this summer, he's in the final season of a..." September 06

  • John Tavares never turned down $84 million from Islanders

    Sportsnet "John Tavares hasn’t turned down an $84-million extension offer from the New York Islanders, according to Athur Staple of Newsday. In fact, the two parties have “barely talked numbers” as Tavares heads into the final year of his contract. The attention given to Tavares this season will be..." August 29