New York Islanders Daily: John Tavares Misconception
There seems to be this misconception that since Doug Weight is gone John Tavares will follow. I’m not sure there’s a correlation between the two.
It really feels like people are trying to come up with anything to convince themselves that John Tavares is leaving the New York Islanders. Now, because Doug Weight is no longer coaching, John Tavares wants to leave according to some.
This ideology is coming from Greg Brady, who surprise, works for a Toronto radio station. There was apparently an ultimatum put on by Tavares that Doug had to stay as coach.
I don’t buy that for a second. Yes, Tavares is a loyal guy but he also realizes what has to happen here. Plus, Arthur Staple, who is around the team more often and is pretty in touch with what is going on with the team had this in his latest article:
"Tavares is reportedly “fine” with the moves, according to a league source."
I think these changes help the odds of Tavares returning. How could it not? He’s serious about winning and the Islanders now have arguably the most successful General Manager in the league.
Lou’s going to get this thing turned around and likely quickly. Tavares likely talks to other teams but it’s still probably around 70% that he returns to the Islanders. If, and it’s a big if, he doesn’t come back I don’t think it’ll be because Doug Weight lost his job.
Isles Tweet of The Day
Editorials: Bringing Toronto to Tavares
It’s official. The New York Islanders have a new general manager in Lou Lamoriello and are on the hunt for a head coach. The plan going forward is simple: build the best possible organization for John Tavares and the way to do that is by taking Toronto’s lead.
News: Islanders fire Doug Weight and Garth Snow
The New York Islanders relieved both Garth Snow and Doug Weight of their duties as Head Coach and General Manager today. Lou Lamoriello will take over as GM.