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Toronto Sun

First Maple Leafs playoff series, perhaps of many, is what Tavares had in mind in signing with Toronto

BOSTON – This is what John Tavares signed up for. This, of course, being not only a playoff appearance by the Maple Leafs, but one that should be the first of many for an organization that has the pieces to stay in the Stanley Cup hunt for the foreseeable future. “It’s a great opportunity,” Tavares […]

Sportsnet.ca

Jeff Blair: This is the main reason why John Tavares signed with Toronto

When John Tavares signed with the Maple Leafs, a lot of analysis regarding the deal focused on the perspective of the team and not the player. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Tip of the Tower

Toronto Maple Leafs: Should Mike Babcock be concerned about his future?

Mike Babcock has probably never felt the pressure as much as he has now going into the playoffs, as some think the Toronto Maple Leafs head coach is on the hot seat if the team doesn’t perform. The expectations for the Toronto Maple Leafs skyrocketed when they signed John Tavares in the off-season but apparently, […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Should Mike Babcock be concerned about his future? - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

The Hockey Writers

Connor McDavid Storyline Echos That of John Tavares

There’s no denying the New York Islanders waited too long to handle things with John Tavares. Not necessarily the contract talks, but the host of issues that led to his agent, Pat Brisson, urging Tavares to meet with teams during the interview period and listen to their pitches before making a final decision.  We don’t […] The post Connor McDavid Storyline Echos That of John Tavares appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Pension Plan Puppets

The road to 50 and 100 for John Tavares and Mitch Marner

At least one of them is signed. We all knew the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to score goals, but the numbers they’ve been putting up are some no fan has seen in years. Most of that falls at the hands of 2⁄3 of the GTA line: John Tavares and Mitch Marner. One of Kyle Dubas’ selling points to JT in Los Angeles was the possibility of creating some magic with Mitchy, and with six games remaining in the regular season, it doesn’t look like either are done pulling out more tricks out of hats. The latest performance saw Tavares score four goals bringing his grand total this season to...

The Hockey Writers

Maple Leafs Beat Panthers – Tavares Scores 4 Times

TORONTO — John Tavares recorded the first four-goal game of his career as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Florida Panthers 7-5 on Monday night. The star centre, who signed a seven-year, US$77-million contract with the Leafs in fr... The post Maple Leafs Beat Panthers – Tavares Scores 4 Times appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Panthers give up 7 goals in second straight game, fall to Maple Leafs

John Tavares had the first four-goal game of his career and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 7-5 Monday night. Tavares, who signed a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Leafs in free agency on July 1, has 45 goals this season, the most by a player in his first season with...

The Hockey Writers

Maple Leafs Need to Trade Nylander to Keep Johnsson & Kapanen

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a problem. They have too many good young forwards. Of these young forwards, a number have entry-level contracts that run out at the end of this season. New contracts must be negotiated. In addition, the team is fortunate to have signed a number of elite players – John Tavares and […] The post Maple Leafs Need to Trade Nylander to Keep Johnsson & Kapanen appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Pierre McGuire narrowly misses a hockey puck to the face | NHL | NBC Sports

Pierre McGuire managed to avoid a puck headed his way in the Lightning vs. Blue Jackets game, but he couldn't nail the reaction like John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs. #NBCSports #NHL #PierreMcGuire »

Who is the most valuable player on the Jets?

Elliotte Friedman goes over who he thinks is a contender for the Hart Trophy, if Mathew Barzal is a lock for the Calder and if John Tavares is going to follow in the footsteps of Steven Stamkos.

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.