New York Islanders Daily: TSN Grasping At Straws With John Tavares
By Matt O'Leary
TSN is back at it again with the New York Islanders captain John Tavares. You won’t believe what they proposed this time.
Just when you thought the only John Tavares news would be his engagement (congrats by the way), TSN goes and drops a bomb on the New York Islanders captain. This time Craig Button took a stab at the Tavares coverage.
To save you the time from watching the video he essentially said he thinks Toronto should sign John Tavares to a one-year deal. Okay now that you’ve spit out your morning coffee reading that let’s dissect that idea.
Why does he think it could happen? Well, Mike Babcock was the coach of the Detroit Red Wings when they signed Marian Hossa to a one-year deal. Wow, that’s a bit of a reach.
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Why on God’s green earth would John Tavares sign a one-year deal at age 27 in the prime of his career? This isn’t the NBA! Guys don’t bounce from team to team chasing a championship. Tavares is looking for stability, why go for a one-year $12.5 million contract instead of signing an eight-year deal worth roughly $96 million dollars?
Financially, it doesn’t make sense for Tavares. If he did sign a one-year deal and got hurt then what? His value would come down headed into his next contract. Tavares seems like a guy who would be perfectly fine with doing the same thing every day so long as he has the stability. Bouncing from team to team is the anti-John Tavares move.
Nice try Button, but for the millionth and second-time J.T. isn’t going to Toronto.
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