New York Islanders: John Tavares Looked Out Of Place At Lee Wedding
By Matt O'Leary
New York Islanders forward Anders Lee got married over the weekend, and John Tavares was in attendance. From the pictures, it looked rather awkward.
Not even a full week after John Tavares made his decision to leave the New York Islanders, John Tavares was taking pictures and hanging out with his former teammates. He was in attendance for the Anders Lee wedding which happened on Friday night.
First off, congratulations to Anders and Grace and may they have a lifetime of happiness together.
An Islanders wedding over the summer is a pretty common occurrence. It’s the offseason for hockey players so it makes sense to have the wedding in July or August.
Obviously, John Tavares sent in his RSVP card way before the decision, but it was still an awkward sight to see him pictured with teammates just mere days after leaving the team for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
I’m not questioning Johnny and his friendship with any of the guys in the picture, the optics of everything just looks a little weird. Remember just last week one of his teammates said that he didn’t blame Islander fans for burning his jersey?
That gives off the impression that the players were upset with Tavares’ decision. He was so close to the vest throughout the process it probably came as a shock to all the guys in the room. I can’t get in their heads but some of them have to feel betrayed right? Their captain walking out the door when he was needed most is a pretty bad look.
Even though John was in this picture he didn’t participate in all the activities with his former teammates:
John doesn’t give in to peer pressure I guess. Everyone is shotgunning around him and he’s sitting there looking like his awkward self. I’m not bashing him for not shotgunning necessarily, although he probably should’ve just joined in with his boys, again it’s the optics of the picture.
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He just looks so out of place. I’m not sure if any Islanders are scheduled to get married this summer but I’d be curious to see if he’s there for those or even Matt Martin’s next year.