Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by Benstheman, Mar 20, 2018.
Not a contender. Vous ne gagnez pas.
May not even have to let Jumbo walk. After two severe knees I can’t imagine he’s going to cost a huge amount, especially if the Sharks make a deep playoff run and he has a limited impact.
Jersey has a #1 G and #1D
When did the Habs get Pekka Rinne and Marc Édouard Vlassic?
Question to all Islanders fans : how much is Tavares worth in today's market? Is he worth 12M a year?
You guys know him best...
I hope he re-signs his contract the day before FA like Stamkos did.
He's only reached 80 points 3 times in 9 seasons. Would he have reached 80 more with a different team? Definitely debatable. Half his points came on the powerplay this season which can be taken either way. When it comes to money it's not so much what's JT worth, but what's it worth to have him apart of your team? He's a legit #1 Center. If your team (Speaking about any team) doesn't pay the money some other team will, perhaps even in your own division. 12 million over 7, or in the Islanders case over 8 would be a mistake in my opinion. I'd say 9.5 (give or take a little)/7 is a good figure for him.
trade Muzzin or Martinez
It's really up to Tavares now....I'm sure most of these teams will offer him something very similar and he'll just have to decide where he wants to go. (The cost of living in St. Louis is VERY low)
Still think the Blues have a great shot at him. Having core guys right around his age like Pietrangelo, Schwartz, Schenn and Tarasenko has to be at least something he considers as a positive. The defense here would also have to look good to him with Pietrangelo, Edmundson, Parayko and Dunn as the top 4 and all relatively young. He wouldn't be asked to come in and lead this group, but instead would be joining that existing group which may be appealing to him as well. Despite the season the Blues just had I would think they would be one of the 3-4 teams on his short list.
Edit: I'll admit I also find Tarasenko to be a huge potential x factor here as he represents one of, if not the best possible winger that JT has to choose from between the contenders to sign him. The potential for huge point production with those 2 paired together is sky high and could give opposing defenses fits.
I say 9-10.5 range not 12
WFAN This morning in NY discussed that its going to be a 3 horse race if he gets to UFA between San Jose, STL, and Vegas. Said Tavares has no interest in having to deal with the media in Montreal or Toronto.
LA after the disaster that has befallen them in the first round I think will be in on that too
I wouldn't take any hockey talk on WFAN to have much authority behind it personally. But yeah, I don't see him going to MTL or Toronto. MTL is not good - I know a lot of the fans here think it's some hf bias but they're just not. The way fans describe them in here you'd expect them to be in the top 1/3 of the league instead of at the very bottom. I don't see why he'd leave NYI to go to a team is a very similar state. And for Toronto, media aside, they already have a 1C and need to upgrade their d substantially to push for a cup, it'd be a bad allocation of cap to sign him imo.
I'm not sure why people don't think Colorado is a viable option, if not one of the top contenders.
1. Youngest team in the league, that made the playoffs and has a few top prospects that haven't even made their NHL debuts in Timmins and Makar.
2. He wouldn't have to be "the guy" offensively with MacKinnon and Rantanen already on the team
3. Denver is not a big hockey media town so he wouldn't have to deal with big market press.
4. Avs have basically unlimited cap space.
5. Avs look to be on the up swing towards contending with Tavares they'd be a tough team to contend with in the West.
I really think the Avs will be pushing hard for Tavares and will be right in it until the end.
They wouldn’t need a second really good center if they didn’t let Stastny walk, or better yet trading off Duchene and ROR.
We’d also quite possibly have no LHD of quality whatsoever without those trades.
Well it's not like Toronto has any interest in him so basically it's a shot at Montreal lol
None of them are Tavares. Duchene was a blessing that he left.
Stastny got overpaid for what he brings, Duchene got a good return, and ROR also go overpaid but is probably the only one of the 3 they really should have kept.
It still shocks me to see so many Avs fans thinking they won the ROR trade
Well Duchene and RoR didn't want to be here. And Stastny helped us to a playoff appearance and we hoped he would resign and didn't. Tough break but oh well it was worth keeping the team together and making the playoffs that year.
Now with Tavares on the open market and the Avs needing scoring depth I would assume we would make a push for him.
I could see the Avs making a pitch and they have a lot going for them but their goaltending situation after next year could be a problem there.
We did win the RoR trade. RoR wants out of Buffalo and we got Zadorov (who is criminally under rated) and Compher plus a couple other decent prospects. I'll call that a win.
JT and Mac on the same PP would get spiiiiiicy
Money makes interest