In our latest New York Islanders podcast site experts Matt O’Leary and Mitch Anderson not only debate how they should feel about the John Tavares pending decision but also what city has the better bagels.
Were right in the middle of the John Tavares decision window. Tavares has met with six teams, including the New York Islanders to decide his future. It’s expected he’ll make a decision by Friday, June 29th. Two days before he’s scheduled to become a free agent.
And Mitch is about as cool as a cucumber, Tavares will remain with the Islanders. Matt, on the other hand, is stressing out. He still thinks Tavares will stay, but his deep-seeded anxiety is making him doubt it.
We bandy about why we feel the way we feel regarding the Tavares situation and what it means for the team going forward.
We could spend the entire hour talking about Tavares and his decision. But other topics have come up in Isles land. Like the draft.
The Islanders didn’t make a trade at the draft. We all expected them too. Until it became clear that Oliver Wahlstrom, the second best goal scorer in the draft, and Noah Dobson, the second best defenseman were going to fall to the Isles at eleven and 12.
Then Bode Wilde, a defender that was thought to be a lock for the first round fell to the Isles in the second round at pick 41. Keeping all of their picks was the right choice to make.
So now what for the Isles? Where do they get that starting goalie, or where do they find that defender?
Then came the bagel debate. Thanks to Bagel Boss’ promise to give Tavares bagels for life if he decided to stay, the debate between New York bagels and Montréal bagels raged. Matt obviously swears by NYC bagels while good Canadian boy Mitch stuck with MTL.
Mitch even called his wife in during the pod to cast a vote.
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