Tavares has been nothing but a class act for his entire hockey career. If he thinks the Isles really want to win he'll stay. I'm not sure if just getting Lou says that to him though. He'll get paid, but I'll bet he goes to a team he believes in over top dollar.
I wouldn't mind Philly signing de Haan if the price is right...We don't need offence from the backend and he doesn't really bring it. He does bring a solid defensive game and he's only 27. The lack of scoring should keep the
I like the Montreal idea for JT, and I agree he'd be exactly what they need up front. I wonder, though, if it came down to it if the Isles would package some variation of sign & trade (or early permission to negotiate) plus their #11 pick (or #12) to the Habs for the #3 pick and take Tkachuk themselves. No scenario of Tavares leaving works well for the Islanders, but it gets them something in the process if that ends up seeming inevitable at the draft. The Habs still need help on their