Okay, last night the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning made their pitches to John Tavares. After seeing six teams in three days it’s completely reasonable to expect an answer today right? He’s not going to make us wait until Sunday......is he?
Let’s check out the words on the street to see where he’s learning:
crazy how Tavares' wife got a huge promotion at work that pays her 3 million a year by her new boss Brendano Shanaham— Jared (@JaredOfLondon) June 27, 2018
When a guy who knew John Tavares’ hairdresser in high school likes a Leafs related tweet pic.twitter.com/VNgHeB3lOW— EJ (@emilyjomichele) June 27, 2018
Wes Clark, long time friend and advisor to John Tavares and someone @mirtle said Dubas might hire in a hockey ops role, followed the Leafs and Leafs PR accounts today :eyes: pic.twitter.com/OSGOTTmkv2— James (@Account4hockey) June 27, 2018
John Tavares had Toronto high on his list of destinations...until he was forced to sit in the same room as Mike Babcock for 15 minutes today....Toronto is now officially out. #Insiderrr— Mike Commodore (@commie22) June 25, 2018
The Tavares situation really seems to break down on his motivations:— Phil (@AlsoNamedPhil) June 27, 2018
Money > Win Now: Islanders or Sharks
Win Now > Money: Leafs or Lightning
I'm A Big Fat Jerk: Bruins
Consider difference in post-career earnings b/w cities if JT is a great player for even next few years, or Lordy, after a Cup win. Nearly 40 years later my Dad & FiL still earn a bit from NYI years. Wendel earns 6 figures to shake hands at games in TO. Tax stuff is short-sighted. https://t.co/c1GUyDsGAE— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) June 27, 2018
Bourne nails it here. If Clark still gets paid by the Leafs today and remains one of the most popular Leafs ever - and he won nothing - imagine what you’ll get Johnny!
Here’s your news:
Big Decisions - Centre of Leafs Nation
As July 1st edges closer, the Toronto Maple Leafs are forced to ask themselves a troubling question that has haunted the organization for some time.
Reports: Penguins have deal in place for Jack Johnson - PensBurgh
Reports surfaced Wednesday afternoon that the Penguins have a deal in place to bring defenseman Jack Johnson on board once free agency begins on Sunday.
Buying Low: What signing Jordan Subban could mean for the Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
You think he'd sign in Montreal? Seriously? HAHAHAHAHAHAA
Carolina Hurricanes Free Agent Targets: Non-qualified RFA’s - Canes Country
Taking a look at some of the newest unrestricted free agents available on the market.
On The Stars Selling John Tavares On Jim Nill’s Vision Today, And Contemplating Tyler Seguin’s Tomorrow - Defending Big D
Why you shouldn’t be disappointed if he goes elsewhere and what it means to be in the conversation at all. Plus, we look at Tyler Seguin’s future in Dallas a bit too.
Beauts bring legend to Buffalo - Die By The Blade
Three-time Olympian Shannon Szabados comes to the Queen City
Down Goes Brown: Six offseason headlines I'd love to see (but won't)
But if history is any indication, we can safely predict that whatever happens, it won’t be what you were hoping for. It never is. That’s just how the NHL works. So we might as well take some time now to get excited over what could happen, before we’re inevitably let down by what actually does.
Willing to go the distance: Travel costs have always been a reality for St. John's pro hockey teams | Hockey | Sports | The Telegram
Like their AHL predecessors, Newfoundland Growlers will pay a travel subsidy for visiting teams
Enjoy you’re long, stressful, answer free day everyone!