John Tavares RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • John Tavares talks thumb surgery, Doug Weight

    Newsday "A few more items from Newsday’s conversation with John Tavares on Wednesday, plus a note about Islanders 2012 draft pick Doyle Somerby: — Tavares gave some detail on the thumb surgery he had in April. “It’s something I’ve had for a few years,” Tavares said. “I kind of did it, aggravated it..." August 20

  • John Tavares: What’s going into my patient Islanders decision

    New York Post "John Tavares is considering “everything” before signing a contact extension with the Islanders, and that includes going into this season without a new deal in place. The captain explicitly said so when asked on the phone Wednesday by The Post during a late-summer check in. “Yea, I am,”..." August 18

  • John Tavares isn’t stressed, but Islanders fans should be

    Sportsnet "Curious why your left eye keeps twitching? Why your forehead’s a cold-sweat mess, you can hear your heart pulse like it’s tethered to your Beats by Dre, and you feel an urge to grasp something stable so you don’t faint? The cause of your symptoms is simple and frightening. You are a New..." August 17

  • Islanders’ John Tavares not in a rush to get extension done

    Newsday "John Tavares is not worried about his contract situation. Training camp begins in less than a month, but the Islanders’ captain and star player said the fact that he’s prepared to enter this season, the last under his current deal, without an extension is not causing him to lose any..." August 17

  • John Tavares says he wants time with Islanders ‘to continue’

    Pro Hockey Talk "For years, John Tavares was the easy answer to the question: “What’s the best bargain NHL contract that isn’t a rookie deal?” After years of enjoying that steal of a deal, the New York Islanders face the threat of losing their crucial star altogether via unrestricted free agency. With that..." August 05

  • John Tavares keen on remaining with Islanders

    TSN "John Tavares isn't tipping his hand on contract discussions with the New York Islanders this summer, but maintains he wants to remain with the only National Hockey League team he's ever played for. "I think I'll just keep that all internal," he told TSN at Connor McDavid's Power Edge Pro camp..." August 01

  • Islanders-Tavares standstill: Why it’s not panic time yet

    New York Post "It has been three weeks since John Tavares became eligible to sign a contract extension with the Islanders, and yet he still remains without a long-term commitment to the team. With each passing day, anxiety rises that the superlative captain will leave the only organization he has known. The..." July 21

  • Could Tampa Bay Package Johnson, Palat For Tavares?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Don’t be surprised if the Tampa Bay Lightning attempt to flip their recently signed restricted free agents within the next year. At least that’s what the New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes will happen. He writes the long-term signings of Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are likely going to be..." July 16

  • Why there’s no John Tavares Islanders contract extension yet

    Newsday "The message has been clear for over a year now, ever since Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky took over majority control of the Islanders: John Tavares is the face of the franchise and everyone, from the owners on down, wants Tavares to be an Islander forever. But with no extension talks currently..." July 05

  • Breaking down the Islanders’ John Tavares dilemma

    New York Post "As July 4th fireworks arrived, a contract extension between John Tavares and the Islanders remained unsigned. It has been three whole days that he could have inked a deal, and in that short time, the panic began to rise inside the fanbase that knows their captain is more than just a cog on the..." July 04

  • Weight: Isles have to put Tavares in position to win now

    TSN "New York Islanders head coach Doug Weight said Wednesday John Tavares has a simple wish in the NHL - to win. The Islanders are hoping to sign Tavares to an extension this offseason to avoid seeing him hit the open market on July 1, 2018. Weight said in order to keep Tavares with the Islanders,..." June 02