John Tavares Toronto Maple Leafs trade rumors
The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to sign John Tavares

Why John Tavares will sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs

TSN1050: Darren Dreger was on Toronto’s sports station discussing John Tavares. He revealed that Kyle Dubas, Brendan Shanahan and Mike Babcock meet Tavares for 2 hours. Dreger feels Tavares will either sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks or New York Islanders. John Tavares has thought about all scenarios of each team and for the Leafs the one thing they can offer that no one else can match is family. Tavares is set to get married this summer and his fiance is from Oakville, Ontario. With Tavares playing in Toronto, both families will be close by, when Tavares has kids, grandparents will be near by to help out, especially when Tavares is away for the long road trips. This one scenario is what other teams cannot offer and it is believed to be a huge factor in where Tavares will play. 

Latest Max Pacioretty trade rumors

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman reports the Montreal Canadiens went to left wing Max Pacioretty with a trade offer from the Los Angeles Kings sometime before the start of the second round of the recent 2018 NHL Draft. The offer included a contract extension, but Pacioretty reject it and instead changed agents on Saturday. Friedman still thinks Pacioretty wouldn’t mind playing for the Kings but would like to make up some of the money he left on the table on his current contract, which the Kings can’t afford right now. There was also talk Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin was part of the proposed offer for Pacioretty.

Blues and Sharks interested in Ryan O’Relliy

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman reports the St. Louis Blues are believed to have interest in Buffalo Sabres’ center Ryan O’Reilly. Friedman believes the Blues might want to include forward Vladimir Sobotka as part of the package. He also thinks the San Jose Sharks could come calling on O’Reilly if they lose out in the bidding for John Tavares. The Sabres could be interested in Blues pending UFA goalie Carter Hutton.


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