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kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jun 23 @ 12:58 PM ET
Larry Brooks saying he is hearing (though not from Tavares camp/NYI) that Tavares will utilize the interview period with 5 teams. This should surprise absolutely nobody FYI.
- eichiefs9



I’m not liking this at all.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 12:58 PM ET
Pierre LeBrun @PierreVLeBrun
37s
Pat Brisson, agent for John Tavares, confirms that his client will use the UFA speaking period to chat with 5 teams
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 12:59 PM ET
Anyone who didn't think he was going to do that after waiting this long was lying to themselves. I don't think this changes anything.
- eichiefs9

Timing is a little ominous for the reasons I mentioned.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:00 PM ET
Timing is a little ominous for the reasons I mentioned.
- Cptmjl

Timing of what? and what reasons did you mention?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 1:00 PM ET
I’m not liking this at all.
- kindlyrick

I'm not either. We have the same team as last year. I'm pretty positive that's not what he was looking for.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 1:01 PM ET
Timing of what? and what reasons did you mention?
- eichiefs9

Read my more lengthy post.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 23 @ 1:03 PM ET
Anyone who didn't think he was going to do that after waiting this long was lying to themselves. I don't think this changes anything.
- eichiefs9

I hope you're right. I had hoped that, after watching ownership finally hiring a successful veteran GM who in turn hired a successful veteran coach, JT would be impressed that now finally the Isles were serious about winning..........and then hearing reports that the two sides had reached an agreement in principle for JT to get 8 years @"a little north of $10 million"..........it was a done deal.

Now there's a chance that at least one of the 5 teams is going to make an all-out pitch for JT, offering him the moon in salary which in turn drives up his cap hit even further, even if the Isles decide to match it. I hear San Jose has a nice climate. Who knows?
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jun 23 @ 1:04 PM ET
I'm not either. We have the same team as last year. I'm pretty positive that's not what he was looking for.
- Cptmjl



I don’t think it says he’s leaving. I mean from his standpoint it lets him find his value. But, this is where a team can really wow him....that’s never good.
I don’t think it’s going to be the same team as last year come opening night. It’s too early to tell, but I’m just not digging the fact that whatever the isles offered wasn’t accepted. It’s like he’s looking for his out.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:06 PM ET
Read my more lengthy post.
- Cptmjl

If Tavares was basing an $80M-$100M decision on what happens in two days at the draft then he's pretty god damn stupid

He was always going to meet with teams, it's his right and he's going to exercise it. Simple as that. Not doing your due diligence when you're making a decision this big would be dumb as (frank).

I'm not saying he's guaranteed to sign here, but I am saying that the announcement today was probably decided on weeks ago and the fact that it was announced today doesn't make the chance of him re-signing and better or any worse.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:10 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
21s
Even with Tavares taking these meetings, just about everyone around the league feels he's going back to #Isles.


Here, relax
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
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Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 23 @ 1:13 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
21s
Even with Tavares taking these meetings, just about everyone around the league feels he's going back to #Isles.


Here, relax

- eichiefs9

Phew!

Wait a second! I thought we didn't like Staples alias Dracula?

***Note the "we" above which is indicative of groupthink.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:16 PM ET
Phew!

Wait a second! I thought we didn't like Staples alias Dracula?

***Note the "we" above which is indicative of groupthink.

- JohnScammo



I get that it freaks people out but hasn't anyone gone car shopping kinda knowing what they want but you still go look at other deals anyway? This is like that, but 1000x more important. He's a boring-ass methodical guy and he's going to go through the motions even if he already pretty much knows what he's gonna do.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
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Jun 23 @ 1:18 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
21s
Even with Tavares taking these meetings, just about everyone around the league feels he's going back to #Isles.


Here, relax

- eichiefs9

I'm totally relaxed I think it's just not a coincidence this leaked right after the first round and second of the draft when any prominent trade would happen. Agree to disagree.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
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Jun 23 @ 1:20 PM ET


I get that it freaks people out but hasn't anyone gone car shopping kinda knowing what they want but you still go look at other deals anyway? This is like that, but 1000x more important. He's a boring-ass methodical guy and he's going to go through the motions even if he already pretty much knows what he's gonna do.

- eichiefs9

And that's an understatement! Yeah, that's a pretty good analogy (I hope!).

So do we know which 5 teams he's going to talk to? Toronto? San Jose? Rangers? Las Vegas? Vancouver?????
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jun 23 @ 1:22 PM ET
And that's an understatement! Yeah, that's a pretty good analogy (I hope!).

So do we know which 5 teams he's going to talk to? Toronto? San Jose? Rangers? Las Vegas? Vancouver?????

- JohnScammo



I can’t even imagine the thought of him signing with the Rangers. That would DEF bring the rivalry back. Ha
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:23 PM ET
I'm totally relaxed I think it's just not a coincidence this leaked right after the first round and second of the draft when any prominent trade would happen. Agree to disagree.
- Cptmjl

It's the day before the UFA interview period, it's not exactly weird that less than 24hrs before the window opens...they announce they're going to utilize it.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jun 23 @ 1:23 PM ET
And that's an understatement! Yeah, that's a pretty good analogy (I hope!).

So do we know which 5 teams he's going to talk to? Toronto? San Jose? Rangers? Las Vegas? Vancouver?????

- JohnScammo



I think the team that has a shot is Vegas.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:24 PM ET
And that's an understatement! Yeah, that's a pretty good analogy (I hope!).

So do we know which 5 teams he's going to talk to? Toronto? San Jose? Rangers? Las Vegas? Vancouver?????

- JohnScammo

Kings are probably out after getting Kovy. Which is good, because people were saying that was his #1 destination if he left the Isles.

Here's what Staple said:

Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
19m
As mentioned in here from last night, Tavares' list of visitors on Monday/Tuesday will almost certainly include TOR, SJ and DAL. TBL may be in there too. LAK, after signing Kovalchuk, likely out. Perhaps VGK gets in there.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
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Jun 23 @ 1:25 PM ET
It's the day before the UFA interview period, it's not exactly weird that less than 24hrs before the window opens...they announce they're going to utilize it.
- eichiefs9

No, but the optimists among us were hoping that Lou and JT already had a deal, and were playing it close to the vest in order to keep the other teams off balance at the draft. Now it's just us fans who are off balance....
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 1:27 PM ET
It's the day before the UFA interview period, it's not exactly weird that less than 24hrs before the window opens...they announce they're going to utilize it.
- eichiefs9

Also right after the draft wlthat we didn't add any immediate help. Like I said agree to disagree.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 23 @ 1:28 PM ET
No, but the optimists among us were hoping that Lou and JT already had a deal, and were playing it close to the vest in order to keep the other teams off balance at the draft. Now it's just us fans who are off balance....
- JohnScammo



Well the poster on reddit who claims to have a roommate that works for the Isles and nailed the Trotz hiring and even nailed the day they announced it says that Tavares/Trotz/Lou are all meeting next week at a restaurant somewhere on LI. So maybe he's right again
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
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Jun 23 @ 1:28 PM ET
Isles continue winning the draft by taking a guy named "Blade Jenkins" at 134
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
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Jun 23 @ 1:29 PM ET
Steve Kournianos @TheDraftAnalyst
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Isles take thick winger Blade Jenkins from Saginaw. Former NTDPer can fill the net and play a heavy game.


They're going USNTDP-heavy this draft. Wahlstrom, Wilde, Pivonka, Jenkins are all past or current products of that program. Only one small dude (Iskhaskov) the whole draft, everyone else over 6ft.
PeteM
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Jun 23 @ 1:30 PM ET
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#Isles select F Blade Jenkins at No. 134.

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