JOHN TAVARES SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHTTells Pierre Lebrun he's all Islanders

10:30 pm - So that you never have to hear about it again, here’s John Tavares to Pierre Lebrun of ESPN.com on the urban legend about him not wanting to be an Islander. We told Mike Francesa two months ago about our “source close to Tavares” saying Mike heard a bad rumor. Now JT is on-the-record with Pierre:

 

“It’s not true at all. Wherever I’m selected, 100 percent I’m going to be going there. If it is the New York Islanders, of course I’m going to go. I think they’ve got a lot of good prospects and there’s some good things happening there. Obviously, they’re looking to get a new arena, which is always exciting. And it’s a team with great tradition and history.”

 

We just spoke with Lebrun for his take on their conversation. “I felt his comments about the Islanders were very genuine,” said Pierre. “He respects the team’s history, which is nice. The last thing the league needs is another Lindros situation circa 1991.”

 

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