New York Islanders Daily: John Tavares Returns To Nassau Coliseum

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 16: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs awaits a face-off during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 16, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Maple Leafs 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 16: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs awaits a face-off during the second period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 16, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Maple Leafs 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Former New York Islanders captain, John Tavares, is making his return to Long Island. It’s expected to be a playoff-like atmosphere.

February 28, 2019 has been marked on New York Islanders fans calendars for a very long time. John Tavares, the Snake, Pajama Boy, or whatever else you might want to call him is making his return to Nassau Coliseum.

As Islanders fans know, Tavares left in the worst possible way, after promising fans for years and years that he wanted to stay. It’s safe to say the disdain for Tavares is going to outweigh any positive reception JT is dreaming of.

There’s been a lot of talk about how people should react to John Tavares when he takes the ice and honestly, you should react however you want to. Nobody has the right how to tell you to feel about a player or a decision so boo as loud as you want if that’s what’s in your heart.

A large chunk of the media up North is telling you that you should bow to Tavares because he gave everything to this franchise before leaving. Don’t listen. You can react however you want to, as long as it’s in reason, of course.

Don’t be an idiot, that’s the only caveat to all of this. As long as you don’t do anything wildly stupid or inappropriate however you want to react to Tavares returning is up to you. It’s going to be a fun night, let the past seven months of emotion come out.

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