Islanders pulling out all the stops to entice Tavares to stay
June 15 2018
NHL.com's Brian Compton joins Sat Shah and Joey Kenward on The Playbook to point out it would be "catastrophic" for the Islanders if John Tavares bails. It's likely he re-signs though not a slam dunk, and regardless, he owes it to himself to hear pitches from other teams. With the 11th and 12th picks in the draft, he expects the Islanders to pick up a no. 1 goalie and there is no reason they can't be a playoff team next year. "They need bigger pieces here, no doubt." Lou Lamoriello is also looking for a new coach. Barry Trotz? Sheldon Keefe? Dave Tippett? AV?