Understatement 1: the 2016-17 season was rough for the New York Islanders. Understatement 2: John Tavares‘ future is a pretty big deal, to Islanders and hockey fans alike. If Tavares is growing impatient with the Islanders’ process, then 2017-18 stands as potentially integral in keeping him around.
In news that isn’t exactly shocking, but still sad to read, Henrik Zetterberg told a Swedish outlet that he is unlikely to complete the entire remainder of his comment. The link is paywalled (and in Swedish), but Helene St. James has a few quotes from the interview: In an interview with Sweden’s Radiosportens, Zetterberg said he “will probably not play” through the end of his contract, which runs until 20-21. “I may have two years left, but I have also learned to take it year by year,” Zetterberg said. The Red Wings captain will be 37 entering this NHL season, and even though he had a tremendous season last year, it would be unfair to expect him to put up similar numbers. In fact, I will have
While you were outside staring at the solar eclipse and melting your retina into sloppy joes, Joshua Ho-Sang was at BioSteel Camp preparing for the season and saying cool stuff in interviews as Josh Ho-Sangs are wont to do. Speaking with Luke Fox of Sportsnet, Ho-Sang talked about his goals for the season and about a million other things, including his thoughts on John Tavares’ contract situation and how he uses his Twitter feed to inspire and change minds. First, on Tavares: John Tavares says he’s in “no rush” to sign a contract. As a teammate, how does that make you feel?I respect what John is doing. He has every right to take his time. He still has a year on his contract. He’s not going anywhere.