6:45 PM EST, Tue November 20, 2018

Islanders chasing surprising sixth straight win of post-Tavares era

It was unimaginable that the Islanders could win eight of their first 13 games after John Tavares ditched them this summer to sign a lucrative contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. But a month in, all is well on Long Island. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets Artemi Panarin Unmatched In Free Agency

Artemi Panarin is playing through his contract year with the Columbus Blue Jackets without an extension in sight. On July 1st, 2019, Panarin is set to become an unrestricted free agent and has stated that he does not want to negotiate during the season. Panarin is looking like he will test out free agency this upcoming summer after he was unwilling to negotiate an extension before the season as well. If he makes it to July 1st and signs with another team, Panarin would be the biggest free agent to walk in the salary cap era, and yes, that includes John Tavares. Panarin Could Be The Best UFA...

Pension Plan Puppets

No, the Leafs don’t have to trade Nylander to save their salary cap

Rival GM’s hate him: how Kyle Dubas can fit Nylander, Matthews and Marner under the cap with this one weird trick! Way back in July, Kyle Dubas did the unthinkable and signed John Tavares as a free agent to his seven-year, $11M AAV contract. Two things happened immediately after this massive coup for Dubas and the Leafs: first, it turned the Leafs’ top offense into something even more scary and arguably a Stanley Cup contender; second, people immediately started worrying that it was impossible for the Leafs to afford Nylander, Marner and Matthews under their cap in addition to having...

Puck Prose

Toronto Maple Leafs: Short-term deal makes sense for William Nylander

Though both the Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander would prefer to get a long-term deal done, a short-term deal seems inevitable. It would also make sense for both parties. When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed John Tavares to a massive deal on July 1, naturally, everyone wondered if the Leafs would be able to […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Short-term deal makes sense for William Nylander - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Supremely confident fans put Tavares’ name on Maple Leafs jerseys

Something must be said for their commitment and optimism, for these Maple Leafs fans have adorned official Toronto jerseys with the name of John Tavares, who they hope will somehow be acquired by their team.

Loyalty to Islanders likely reason John Tavares stays put?

Daren Millard, Doug MacLean, Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman discuss whether the New York Islanders will move superstar captain John Tavares at the trade deadline and more.