John Tavares

John Tavares has left the New York Islanders and is headed to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The best player to hit unrestricted free agency in a very long time had a list of six teams he considered: the team he played for his first nine seasons, the New York Islanders, and five others. The San
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In the past few months, the San Jose Sharks have gone all in on superstar center John Tavares becoming a free agent and having him sign with the Sharks. In the just concluded draft, they selected Ryan Merkley with their top pick. Merkley was widely considered the most polarizing high-end talent in the draft. And
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In today’s rumor rundown, the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders now have other teams to compete with while trying to sign their big-name free agents and both Scott Hartnell and Xavier Ouellet want to play again but it won’t be with the teams they played for last season. Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes are ready
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We’re up to reviewing the San Jose Sharks brass in our series covering the team’s 2017-18 season. The prior articles are here: Doug Wilson’s 2017 Offseason It’s been quite a year for Doug Wilson, the San Jose Sharks general manager. The NHL’s calendar year begins on July 1, and on that day in 2017, Wilson
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A bridge deal is a team’s way of saying to a young player: “So you had some success on your rookie contract. We’ll give you a short contract to see if you can sustain it.” It’s a gamble for the team. If the player maintains or elevates his performance on the bridge deal, he has
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The New York Islanders announced that they have signed forward Josh Bailey to a multi-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth $30-million over six years and will carry an annual average value (AAV) of $5 million. Bailey will remain with the club through the 2023-24 season. #Isles Transaction: Josh Bailey has agreed to terms on
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We are now well over the halfway point in the 2017-18 New York Islanders season. Through the first 47 games there have been some high points, but plenty of lows. Offensively, the team is a juggernaut in which their top-six forwards are playing extremely well. On the defensive side, it’s the complete opposite. Injuries, inexperience
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I’ve been reading and listening to various concerns about the San Jose Sharks and one keeps popping up. It’s a concern about current and future salary cap space. I’m not buying it. I’ve looked over the Sharks’ salary cap situation previously and wasn’t concerned. But since concerns are out there, I thought it’s time to
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According to statisticians, it happened with 1:09 remaining in regulation. That’s when the New York Islanders rallied with a goal to tie their game against the Sabres, 2-2. Not according to Robin Lehner. “Everything is predetermined against us,” Lehner said after the game in Barclays Center. “I know Toronto already made up their mind it
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