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New York Islanders John Tavares Staying or Going Confidence Meter

UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 26: New York Islanders Captain Doug Weight and Islander forward John Tavares poses for a photo after a press conference to announce Weight's retirement on May 26, 2011 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 26: New York Islanders Captain Doug Weight and Islander forward John Tavares poses for a photo after a press conference to announce Weight's retirement on May 26, 2011 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NY – MAY 26: New York Islanders Captain Doug Weight and Islander forward John Tavares poses for a photo after a press conference to announce Weight’s retirement on May 26, 2011 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

With the firing of Garth Snow and Doug Weight by New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations and now General Manager Lou Lamoriello, is John Tavares more or less likely to stay?

Within two weeks of being appointed as the New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations, Lou Lamoriello knew a culture change needed to take place within the New York Islanders franchise. So he fired Garth Snow and Dough Weight.

Both needed to go. In twelve years as the General Manager, Garth Snow has done absolutely nothing to bring success to this franchise. In his 12 years, the team was able to win a single playoff series. And then it all came crumbling down.

The same goes for Doug. His crowning coaching achievement was that half season in 2016-17 when he took the team on a 24-12-4 run to finish a point out of the playoffs. But in his first full season with the team, they got significantly worse with coaching being a big factor.

With both Garth Snow and Doug Weight gone, what does that mean for John Tavares? We asked Eyes on Isles staff members if they were now more, or less confident that Tavares will stay with Snow and Weight gone.

Will Tavares see the Islanders as closer to winning with a new GM and a new coach? Or does he see the situation as another rebuild that he wants no part of?

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