Former Islanders number one pick John Tavares turned down the opportunity to sign an 8 year deal with the team and officially became a free agent on Sunday.
Islander fans didn’t wait around to see how the Tavares free agency plays out. They started burning his jersey immediately.
HOW DARE YOU @91Tavares
AFTER ALL THIS FRANCHISE HAS DONE FOR YOU
AFTER ALL THIS FANBASE HAS DONE FOR YOU
— Donovan (@DonnyOnTheHorn) July 1, 2018
John Tavares: “I wasn’t hiding my decision from the world, I was hiding the world from my decision” pic.twitter.com/Mh5Y71MLDL
— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) July 1, 2018
It turns out they new exactly what they were doing. Tavares signed a seven year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.