New York Islanders: John Tavares Makes Elite List Of Cup-less Players
The New York Islanders captain is heading into his 10th season in the league. Where does he rank amongst players who don’t have a cup?
Alex Ovechkin finally slayed the dragon and won his first Stanley Cup this year. It’s an extremely difficult thing to do, as we all know, and there are still many elite players without one. So, where does John Tavares rank amongst the cup-less?
According to NHL.com, Tavares ranks seventh in players without a cup behind Patrick Marleau and in front of Pekka Rinne.
I don’t know about you but Tavares’ career has really snuck up on me. It’s crazy to think that he’s going into his 10th year in the league next year. Seven seems like a pretty good spot and there are guys who’ve been around much longer than he on this list that come before him.
Henrik Lundqvist is number one on the list, he’s entering his 14th season in the league. He’s then followed by Joe Thornton, Steven Stamkos, Erik Karlsson, Carey Price, and Patrick Marleau before we get to Tavares at seven.
After JT, it’s Pekka Rinne, P.K. Subban, and Claude Giroux. There’s no guarantee that Tavares os next on the list to get a cup, but the Islanders are certainly heading in a positive direction after two playoff-less years. Hopefully, Tavares extends and one day down the line he can lift the Islanders fifth Stanley Cup.
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