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New York Islanders Montreal Canadiens John Tavares Tampering

New York Islanders captain John Tavares could be a free agent as of July 1st, 2018. Assuming he doesn’t sign an extension with the Islanders before then (he will). Until he does (he will) every team in the league is getting pitches ready for him.

I don’t blame them. Tavares is arguably one of the ten best players int he league. At worst he’s in the top 15 in the NHL. He’s a number one center with a point per game pedigree. What team wouldn’t want that?

But until July 1st, 2018 any team not named the New York Islanders can’t make any sort of approach to John Tavares.