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New York Islanders Daily: John Tavares Decision Day

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islander at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islander at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The John Tavares saga is reportedly coming to a close today. Tavares will reportedly let the New York Islanders know his decision today.

Today’s the day. It’s being reported that John Tavares will tell the New York Islanders his decision at some point today. Islanders fans will collectively be holding their breath as they await the fate of their franchise.

This past week, Tavares met with six teams out in LA. The teams included the Islanders, Sharks, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, and Stars. Of those teams, the list seems to have been narrowed down even more so.

It’s out there that his favored destinations are the Islanders, Leafs, and Sharks. The feeling from unbiased insiders was that Tavares is going back to the Island after all of this. Sportsnet and other media members might be thinking otherwise.

In all likelihood Tavares will either ink an eight-year extension with the Islanders today, or he’ll inform them that he is going to free agency which means he can sign up to a seven-year deal with either the Sharks or Maple Leafs.

Today is going to be a hectic one on Isles Twitter and beware for false reports on the internet. Try to remain calm and hopefully by the end of the day we can celebrate a new contract.

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