John Tavares Tells Isles Nyet! | Toronto Sports Media Blog

Lindros 2.0? Is Tavares worth the grief? I’m not saying he is or he isn’t…but that’s a lot of ill-will to generate before you’ve ever stepped on the ice for an NHL game. What will this do to draft day trade shenanigans?

Pat Grissom, John Tavares’s agent apparently had a pretty pointed discussion with Garth Snow and Charles Wang last night in Manhattan. Apparently the message was, if the Isles win the NHL lottery they had best set their sites on another player as John Tavares has no interest in going to the Islanders. This is stunning change from what we have heard from the Tavares camp previously, and so far no one is talking about the why. When asked for a comment, Tavares reportedly told the AP “If I get drafted by the Islanders, I will go play in the KHL”

via John Tavares Tells Isles Nyet! | Toronto Sports Media Blog.

I guess I’m going to have to start paying attention to what the Islanders need and who can give it to them.

UPDATE: NOTE THE DAY THIS WAS POSTED [HINT: 4/1] AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF WHETHER THIS IS A TRUE STORY REFLECTING ACTUAL REAL WORLD FACTS.