Speculation: John Tavares Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by Habernack, Aug 17, 2017.

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  1. Habernack

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    Rangers as a UFA.
     
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    If he doesn't know by now then the Isles have to unload him. Get whatever you can to somewhat salvage the situation.
     
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    He will do the same as Stamkos and sign in Toronto!!! :sarcasm:
     
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    He will stay with islanders. Same thing as Stamkos, it's just media talk for contracts
     
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    Pending he leaves, Islanders are toast as a franchise.
     
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    Makes sense for him to wait and see whats out there. Might just pull a Stamkos and re-sign if there's nothing he likes. Probably can't work in Toronto now with the big 3 going to take up cap space. Would imagine Montreal would go all in.
     
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    He will probably stay, just trying to make them sweat for more cash
     
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    id have to agree...even if they trade him for absolute max haul back they wouldnt be sniffing playoffs for years
     
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    I get it's a joke....a bad one, but whatever. Fact is, the Leafs in there current roster and cap going forward state would not be targeting JT.
     
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    easiest way to **** off isles hf
     
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    If I'm the Blues management, I throw the farm at the Isles and try to land Tavares at the TDL, with the intention of selling him on the notion of staying long-term.

    Tavares and St. Louis would be a match made in heaven.
     
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    Assuming the arena stuff is figured out and management shows that they are dedicated to build a winner, I think he stays.

    If he hits the market looking for a new home, I think Columbus, Montreal and Nashville are great fits.

    Artemi Panarin - John Tavares - Josh Anderson
    Boone Jenner - Alex Wennberg - Cam Atkinson
    PL Dubois - Brandon Dubinsky - Nick Foligno
    ??? - Lukas Sedlak - Oliver Bjokstrand

    or

    Max Pacioretty - John Tavares - Brendan Gallagher
    Jonathan Drouin - Alex Galchneyuk - Arturri Lekhonen
    Paul Byron - Phillip Danault - Andrew Shaw
    Jacob De La Rose - Michael McCarron - ???

    or

    Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Pontus Aberg
    Kevin Fiala - John Tavares - Victor Arvidsson
    Calle Jarnkrok - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
    Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
     
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    I would absolutely love to see him in MTL. I think there is a possibility since it would be a great fit. MTL has the money, the players to play him with, some strong links with Team Canada players (Price, Weber) and the window. Actually missing a piece like JT.

    That said, it COULD only happen if he choses to hit the market. And then it's like a dice rolling, anything can happen depending on HIS impressions and desires.

    Wish him the best of luck.
     
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    he will the pens 3C next year
     
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    Yea, he needs to view himself as the missing piece to a contender, which he would be on the Habs. We have a #1 at every position other than C. With him, Habs have as good a shot as any.

    With that being said, he'd be the missing piece that put a couple teams over the top, as others have mentioned, NSH & CLB come to mind.
     
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    He'll take quite the discount to come home. So will Doughty too btw.

    Look, Stamkos went off script, but Johnny T would never. And neither would Doughty.



    :sarcasm:
     
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    Isles have a really good season and make the playoffs. Summer 2018 is then all about JT.

    Seeing how the Bolts have dominated the Isles, i could see JT having some serious interest.

    Yzerman is sick of Stammer getting hurt, so he goes balls to the wall and unloads Callahan's contract, let's Kunitz, Condra and Sustr walk. Bam 14.25M in cap space (not counting possible raise in cap).

    Then he offers JT 8 yrs, 9.5M and JT takes it due to favorable taxes, and he doesn't want to be the highest paid player on the team by too much (Stamkos 8.5M)

    18-19 Bolts

    Killorn - Stamkos - Kucherov
    Namestnikov - Tavares - Point
    Palat - Johnson - Erne
    Paquette - Gourde - J.T. Brown
    Dumont

    Hedman - Sergachev
    Koekkoek - Stralman
    Coburn - Girardi
    Dotchin

    Vasi
    Budaj

    = believe it or not, that's ~72M, and if the cap goes up by a few million, they'd still have around 5M to play with in FA...

    GG bois.

    Or he just stays in Long Island.
     
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    Boom Boom Apathy Eat cookies, get fat, watch from the couch

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    Would love to see Carolina make a play. They have the cap space to add him without depleting their depth. His age fits right in with the team. They are on the upswing and provided Darling is at least average, they'd instantly become a contender. If it's as a UFA:

    Skinner-Tavares-Williams
    Aho-Staal-Lindholm
    Teravainen-Rask-Gauthier
    Nordstrom-Kruger-McGinn
    DiGuisseppe

    Slavin-Pesce
    Hanifin-Faulk
    Fleury-TVR
    Bean/McKeown

    Darling
    ???

    Necas, Kuokkanen, Roy, Wallmark, Saarela, Zykov, etc..still in the system to provide depth.
     
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    If he were to explore UFA, I think Nashville would be the front runner.

    Tavares and Subban are close, they are a Cup Finals team that's window is closer to when it opened than it is closing, not a huge media market, and lots of high end talent on offense and defense.

    Veteran, professional, GM with conscious cap structures.

    I honestly would be shocked if he chose a place like Montreal, he likes to lay low off the ice.
     
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    If the Isles let him walk via free agency they should just fold up the organization.

    Trade him if you can't get a deal done.

    Maybe a deal to St. Louis around Fabbri + Dunn + 2019 1st

    If he does make it to UFA, Montreal will offer him a max deal.
     

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