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09:42  11 february  2019
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Former Islander Rob Schremp slams Tavares' work ethic

Former Islander Rob Schremp slams Tavares' work ethic Former New York Islanders forward Rob Schremp apparently isn't a fan of John Tavares. Schremp responded to a tweet on Saturday that compared the Islanders' record last season on Feb. 15 to their current standing in the league. The former 25th overall pick called Tavares an "I did my job" superstar and said the Toronto Maple Leafs forward cares more about his own personal accolades than the team's success. The ultimate “ I did my job “ kind of superstar. He wins when he goes to play for his country as they are loaded with players mostly equal or better. Other than that, he just collects HIS points and HIS awards.

John Tavares on leaving Islanders : ‘Hard decision because of how special it was’. New, 291 comments. I have no regrets about that."

Still , the prospect of playing for his hometown Leafs was more tantalizing than returning to the team which had done everything possible to retain him. “ Tavares did zero for the Islanders in the homestretch when needed most. His cheery homilies in the conference call did not impress me.

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With John Tavares set to make his return to Long Island in two weeks, questions about his decision to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past offseason are already rolling in.

"I have absolutely no regrets," Tavares told reporters following Sunday's loss to the New York Rangers. "I'm in a great spot. It's been a tremendous opportunity and we're just beginning.

"When I made the decision it felt right to me and it was the best thing for me and my career."

Tavares' decision to leave the New York Islanders and join his childhood team is thus far paying off. The 28-year-old is just five goals shy of tying his career high of 38, with 26 games still to play. Meanwhile, his 60 points in 56 contests have him on pace to set a career best in that category, too.

Tavares’ former teammates not buying criticisms of his character

Tavares’ former teammates not buying criticisms of his character He may not be their teammate anymore, but the Islanders are still quick to stand up for former captain John Tavares. A handful of veterans reacted emphatically when asked about recent critiques of the former captain’s work ethic and leadership. The post Italy becomes 9th international football league to join forces with CFL appeared first on

New York Islanders captain John Tavares , who can become an unrestricted free agent two seasons from now, said Tuesday he has no intention to leave his only NHL team. "I think I've always showed my commitment, my appreciation and my desire to play on Long Island ," Tavares told Sportsnet 590.

Leaving the New York Islanders to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs wasn’t an easy decision for John Tavares which is understandable. He added another comment that probably came from the heat of the moment but he probably has no regrets with what he said. “It’s almost like he secretly hated the

The Maple Leafs will tangle with the Islanders on February 28, as Tavares will look to avenge a 4-0 loss to his former team back on Decruary 29.

Also watch: Game Wrap: John Tavares plays the hero in Leafs OT win over Montreal (Provided by CBC)

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