John Tavares and Toronto Maple Leafs Make Each Other’s Dreams Come True
Just because it’s the off-season doesn’t mean that the NHL isn’t full of excitement. That excitement peaked on Sunday when the NHL’s free agency signing window officially opened. The most coveted of those free agents was John Tavares of the New York Islanders. There were upwards of 6 teams in the running, but it would be the Maple Leafs who emerge as the winner of the “Tavares Sweepstakes”, signing him to a 7-year contract to wear the blue and white.
The Leafs had their dream come true. They landed one of the best centres in the league while preventing a division rival from bolstering their lineup with the superstar (the Boston Bruins had also heavily pursued Tavares).
The Leafs had a dream fulfilled, but so did Tavares:
You can watch the whole press conference below.