New York Islanders Pros Cons For Next Coach
Pro: The Isles Have A Superstar Center
Every team wants one, but only a few have one. And the Islanders are one. John Tavares is superstar talent that every championship caliber team needs.
Tavares ranks eighth amongst all players in points (with 310) over the last five years and seventh in terms of points per game (with .98 P/GP) in the same period.
He’s the type of player that anyone in the league wants to work with. Simply because what he does makes everyone around him better.
Sure he’s on the last year of his current contract, but anyone outside of Toronto knows that Tavares is going to stay with the Islanders. The only reason he hasn’t signed is because he can’t. The CBA only allows the Islanders to open negotiations with Tavares this summer.
Tavares is a team-first player. A trait that any coach would love to have in their captain and superstar talent.
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Any coach that the Islanders interview for their coaching vacancy whether it be during the season or in the off-season, they’ll have to consider all of these points before they decide to sign or not.