JOHN TAVARES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why the New York Islanders missed the playoffs

To say this year was a disappointment for the Islanders is to say last year was an amusement. The 2013 season was a full-on thrill in Uniondale, a heady reawakening of a franchise and a fanbase that culminated in the team’s first playoff appearance in seven years. Last year was as much an “amusement ride” as Japan’s Takabisha coaster. This year, then, was as much a disappointment...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Cheers Up Fan Jake Lotocki, Proving That Sports Stars Can Be Role Models!

       It is hard nowadays to really admire athletes anymore. Some of them holding out because they demand a bigger or longer contract. Others not wanting to perform because they are experiencing turf toe. Thankfully New York Islanders Center John Tavares (who is out for the remainder of the season with an injury) gave me a breath of fresh air and reminded me that NOT ALL sports...
Via KC Sports Ninja
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares gives jersey to little Islanders fan mocked at MTS Centre

A Winnipeg Sun story about an 11-year-old hockey fan who was taunted at a Jets game last week has struck a chord with NHL star John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Jake Lotocki is an Islanders fan who attended last Tuesday’s Winnipeg-Islanders game wearing his Tavares jersey. But the experience turned ugly when he was jeered by several fans after the game, one getting in his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: Assessing the damage of the Tavares injury

New York Islanders: Assessing the damage of the Tavares injuryThe last thing Islanders fans want to hear right now – after watching their team stumble through another season, after watching Thomas Vanek flee for greener pastures, after watching John Tavares crumble to the ice in another team’s jersey – is “look at the bright side.” But what other choice do they have? After...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares will not need surgery on MCL, defends Olympics

John Tavares hurt his MCL during the 2014 Winter Olympics. While Tavares will miss the rest of the season he will not have require surgery which means he should return for next season healthy and ready to go. Tavares had 24 goals and 66 points in 59 games with the New York Islanders this season and his injury was not well received by general manager Garth Snow. “Are the IIHF or...
Via Tireball.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

8-year-old girl writes heartwarming letter to Islanders' John Tavares

This is a touching reminder of how a sports star can connect with a fanbase in a powerful fashion. John Tavares means a lot to New York Islanders fans (trust me I would know, I am wearing this shirt while typing this). He has absolutely revitalized a franchise once left for dead. Despite a disappointing season, Tavares’ injury, and ineptitude in the front office Islander fans continue...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares injury exhibits NHL's Olympic dilemma but risk is still worth reward

Islanders center John Tavares will miss the rest of the season due to an injury suffered while suiting up for Team Canada in Sochi. His owner, Charles Wang, surely can't be happy to be losing the team's star player. Plenty of owners don't want their players going to the Olympic games for just the case of what happened to Tavares. They argue that games and practices are...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders GM rips IOC after John Tavares' season-ending injury

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow saw his best player John Tavares suffer a season-ending knee injury in Canada’s 2-1 victory over Latvia on Wednesday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Isles are 12 points out of a wild-card playoff spot and are likely destined for another top five NHL draft pick after losing their leading scorer and captain. As expected, Snow...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders F Tavares out for year with knee injury

John Tavares has had an NHL-season-ending injury at the Olympics. The New York Islanders say Tavares will not return to play for them this season because of a ligament and meniscus tear in his left knee. Tavares is expected to stay with Team Canada for the remainder of the Sochi Games before returning home for further evaluation. The star and captain of the Islanders was injured...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada's John Tavares out for rest of Olympics

Canada forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics with a leg injury. Tavares was injured in a big hit along the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada's 2-1 victory Wednesday night. Tavares writhed on the ice in pain for several seconds before skating to the bench and going to Canada's dressing room. Canada coach Mike Babcock didn...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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