Everyone knows that John Tavares’ contract is up after this season. The big question is whether or not he’ll sign. People are being so dramatic they thought him getting a new haircut is a sign of him changing.
He’s said before that he wants to stay on Long Island, but I think he wants a Stanley Cup more.
There is no straight answer to that question. Really, only Doug Weight knows. There are rumors that he did it to spark something, which makes the most sense. Another rumor was to see how the Islanders would play without John Tavares at center (just in case he doesn’t resign).
Hopefully that wasn’t the reason, but as of now, the experiment has sparked nothing as the Islanders lost to the Hurricanes 4-3.
After 4 straight losses, the second longest losing-streak of the Islanders season, making the playoffs seem near impossible. Last night’s game was a must win-situation and now I just don’t see how the Isles can pull it off. Sure, we’ve seen some crazy comebacks come out of these guys, but I don’t know if they can come back from this.
Chances are, when your phone buzzed saying that the Islander acquired Chris Wagner and Brandon Davidson, you went straight to Google to figure out who these guys were. Based off of what we know now (before any games), I believe the Islanders won both of their trades.
After a mediocre Trade Deadline (Islanders acquired Brandon Davidson and Chris Wagner), the Islanders are ready to make a final playoffs push. Tonight the Islanders face the Canadiens in a home-to-home series. Tonight’s game is in Montreal and on Friday the game is in Brooklyn. Both games are a necessary win.
Suggested: Playoffs Push… Again
We sat in a very similar position last year, when the Islanders missed the playoffs by a dreadful one point. The Islanders are currently on a losing streak, which is exactly what we can’t have right now. The Flyers had a nice winning streak and boom! They’re sitting in first place of the Metropolitan Division. John Tavares is on a slump, but players like Barzal and Eberle are really stepping up.
As of now, the Islanders only made one trade this deadline (Brandon Davidson). Most likely, Garth Snow will not follow through and make another trade. But, he needs to! Garth Snow needs to make some changes for two reasons. 1) John Tavares won’t sign, and 2) If not, he will be fired.
I hope Garth Snow will prove me wrong and acquire any of the following:
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Probably Not)
- Erik Karlsson (Definitely Not)
- Robin Lehner (Possibly)
- ANY DECENT DEFENDER