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New York Islanders: Bob McKenzie on John Tavares Leaving

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the Florida Panthers during their game at Barclays Center on March 26, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period against the Florida Panthers during their game at Barclays Center on March 26, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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We are less than two months away from finding out what New York Islanders captain John Tavares might so. And it’s just getting worse

The closer we get to July 1 the more doubt starts to creep into our mind on whether New York Islanders captain John Tavares will be back for the Isles. Every day that goes by the confidence level amongst Isles supporters goes down.

Even some of the more ardent “Tavares will stay” believers are having their doubt. And who can blame them? If you had the ability to pick your employer for the next seven years, would you stay?

Would you stay at a company where your boss is out of his league? How about a place where you’ve been the best producer for years with little in ways of a supporting cast? How about a place where you simply haven’t been able to succeed for the last eight years?

What if your current employer was all of those things. Would you stay? Even if you were the most loyal person in the world, wouldn’t you at the very least see what your options are?

The Bob Father Thinks So

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, he thinks that Tavares is more likely to go than stay:

I tried to read that quote a few ways looking for different interpretations. And every time I read it my confidence on Tavares staying sank further and further.

But by the third reading, I read it for what it was. According to Bob McKenzie and his gut, Tavares isn’t staying. Like Bob said, he has no official information to state it. He just thinks it’s what might happen. But then again, Bob has said something similar just two years ago.

Remember the whole Steven Stamkos frenzy of 2016? Remember how everyone including Islanders fans pined at the chance of landing what was then the biggest free agent? Well, even two years ago Bob thought that Stamkos would test free agency. And how did that work out?

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So before we all jump off the deep end, including me, let’s remember that McKenzie is just stating his opinion based on a feeling and not based on any information he’s received from any source around the league. He was very clear to state this.

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