Speculation: Where does Tavares end up??

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Where does Tavares end up??

  1. NYI

    22.4%
  2. Toronto

    11.3%
  3. San Jose

    8.5%
  4. Montréal

    10.4%
  5. St-Louis

    8.9%
  6. New Jersey

    6.9%
  7. NYR

    5.0%
  8. Columbus

    1.8%
  9. Vegas

    6.2%
  10. Others

    18.7%
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  1. JHockey123

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    Every team after Tavares will offer 10+ with term.

    Winning, market size, and team fit is going to be what lures him in the end.

    If that's not the case, he's staying in NY. The pressure he's been under there would only be doubled if he played in MTL
     
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  2. TorontoTrades

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    why the hell would he go to Montreal?

    What is incentive? a few decent players and a tire fire just hoping Price can Carey again (pun fully intended)
     
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    That depends, because we don't live in a vaccum. To some teams (that need that legit #1C desperately) he could be worth $12M per year, to other teams he wouldn't. I like the guy and there's not much bad that can be said about him, he's level-headed, has a great work ethic, leading by example kind of captain. His defensive play is an issue, though. I would say he's worth around $9-10M per year but probably it will take even $10-11M to sign him.
     
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    Isn't it obvious? He's going to colorado where he can make bank while riding shotgun to the Nathan MacKinnon Experience. Youngest team in the league, who are giving the president's trophy winners hell despite missing their starting goalie, their #1 & #4 blueliners; their biggest hole (by far) is a second scoring line that can capitalize on the attention that 92-29-96 get on the road and they have a stupid amount of cap space so could move forward with:

    Landeskog - MacK - Rantanen
    Jost - *Tavares* - Andrighetto
    Nieto - Soderberg - Wilson
    Greer - Kamenev - Compher
    Kerfoot

    Zadorov - Barrie
    Girard - Johnson
    Barberio - Nemeth*
    *Meloche / Timmins / Makar

    *sigh* if only...oh well. With all of the prospects & extra picks we still have coming in all we really need is to convince Stastny not to take a back breaking deal to fill that 2C spot before sliding down to replace Soda.
     
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    I'm still trying to understand that myself
     
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    MaxPacwhereishe You're wrong if you support Canadiens management.

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    So Tavares would sign here for SEVEN years because his agent and MB are friends? Seems legit :sarcasm:
     
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    I'm wondering the $ame thing. Like what rea$on could he po$$ibly find to to $ign with the Hab$? I$ there a $ingle thing they can offer him that would make him think about it?
     
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    The Habs cant blow everyone else out of the water with their offer. Many others can offer similar money and a better chance to win.. so again why Montreal?
     
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    :laugh: It’s true. We can make the biggest offer and I think we will. Price, Weber, Tavares, Chucky, Drouin, Gallagher, Pacioretty, (Zadina/Hughes/Tkachuk/Boqvist). Plus poehling looks like he’s got number 2 upside That’s a hell of a core to build around.
     
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    If not with the islanders, he will sign with one of these teams: blues, habs, vegas or san jose
     
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    If the Sabres win the lottery and can move ROR for a D, signing JT would only be a 3-4M cap hit increase over ROR. I dont see it happening at all, but it could be done with the cap.
     
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    I'm not saying that the Habs can't offer him a big ass contract, because they probably do (there's a question if they should, but oh well...), but how much of that money Tavares could actually keep? If we would compare the tax rate in Quebec to a place like... Nashville? Vegas? Florida? I wouldn't be surprised if the teams there could offer Tavares smaller contract but he still would get more money.
     
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    Exactly. Its everything that was talked about with Stamkos going to FA except he already was in Florida so he stayed. JT will go elsewhere from Montreal
     
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    Not saying he's coming to MTL, because he won't, but players of that caliber make boat loads off their personal brand in these markets, offsetting any loses to taxes.

    Companies in a major hockey markets line up to use players likeness. Something along the line of Canadian Tire being part of the negotiations with Stamkos in Leaf land.

    Florida would have better success marketing a high school football quarterback over Tavares
     
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    According to Staple, the rumor is that it's 7 years and $88M for Tavares - $12.6M AAV. The price for the Isles is 8 years and $100M.
     
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    Tavares in Colorado would be filthy.
     
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    Except that it isn’t
     
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    Colorado has everything Tavares needs and might have a top 10 pick in 2019 with the Ottawa pick. East is a more difficult path to the cup right now.
     
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    Colorado does make sense as a landing spot if he leaves the Islanders. He does not need to be the top guy and the Avs have the cap space to sign him.
     
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    They don't have a number 1 D.
    The Ottawa pick will not be an asset whatsoever during the negotiations. It's a 1st rounder for next year and there's no guarantee it's a top 10 pick.
     
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    The Avs have a good enough top 4 D.

    And they have 2 very good D prospects on the way.

    How do you know how JT perceives EJ? Maybe he sees him as a #1D.

    Also, why is the #1D such an important aspect? The Avs defence is better than the habs, despite having man-mountain Weber as their #1. So what’s with this JT needs a #1D or he’s not signing there argument? Is there proof of this? A link? A source?

    Or just some random requirement to give yourself a better chance in your mind?
     
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    Double.
     
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    I think that he wants to stay on the Island. That said if he does decide to leave, I expect that it will be to a team that is a cup contender and one that can afford him. Not sure if there are many teams that count as cup contenders that can actually afford him without giving up major pieces to do so.
     
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    It's all about comparing them to his options. The Avs D compared to the Blues or the Sharks, it's tough to really give that edge to Colorado from that perspective. Colorado having MacKinnon could be a huge point in their favor but then again that D and the fact that Varlamov could bounce after next season could disqualify the Avs from the JT sweepstakes. We likely won't know until it actually happens.
     
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    Avs could definitely be a good spot for him to land. 12.5mill/yr seems like too much though IMO. You wonder if he wants to play in the west at all though.
     
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