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New York Islanders Good Bad of Five Teams Speaking to John Tavares

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates on the ice before the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates on the ice before the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: (l-r) Doug Wilson of the San Jose Sharks and Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders chat prior to the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: (l-r) Doug Wilson of the San Jose Sharks and Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders chat prior to the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

San Jose Sharks

Should Worry About

The San Jose Sharks have been on the prowl all offseason long and many believe that they’re trying to go after either Erik Karlsson or John Tavares. They’ve made the moves so far to make it possible.

With Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, and Joe Thornton getting up there in age, it might make sense to bring in a center who is in his prime right now.

The Sharks have made the playoffs 18 of the last 20 years but have struggled to get over the hump. Possibly Tavares could be the star they need to get them over the hump.

Shouldn’t Worry About

Realistically, the Sharks are a pretty old team. Despite just locking up Evander Kane to a long-term extension, the Sharks core is old and their window is closing.

Joe Thorton will likely sign another one year deal, approaching the age of 39 and Brent Burns is 32 and his goal total dropped by 17 goals from last year to this past year.

Realistically, the Islanders have a better chance of being competitive for longer, so if Tavares really cares about winning which it seems he does, then he’d be better off just staying with the Islanders.

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