Islanders Three Best Chants from Original John Tavares Return Game
Its Your Bedtime
Everyone knows where they were when the news came in that John Tavares was signing with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. It was something we all felt deep-down felt be coming but we didn’t want to allow ourselves to believe it.
And then we all saw the now-famous tweet from John Tavares himself. Minutes after the news broke of his signing, he tweeted a picture from his youth where he’s in bed wrapped in Toronto Maple Leafs sheets.
If you know Tavares you know he doesn’t tweet a lot. Since that tweet on July 1, 2018, he’s tweeted or re-tweeted something 19 times. I know people who tweet more about what to do with their hair in the morning.
So with 7:08 remaining in the third period, and with the Islanders up 6-1, Islanders fans let Tavares have it about the bedsheet tweet. “It’s your bedtime” rained down from the Coliseum crowd.
It’s a perfect chant. First, it’s funny. You don’t often hear fans telling players to go to bed. And that in-and-of-itself is funny. It’s also calling back to that tweet that confirmed the Islanders worst fears and threw it right back at him in the form of 13-thousand voices and a 6-1 defeat.