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SportsTavares still has 'no regrets' about leaving Islanders

09:42  11 february  2019
09:42  11 february  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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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.

Tavares still has 'no regrets' about leaving Islanders © Icon Sportswire / Getty

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.

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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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Report: Islanders sign Seidenberg to 1-year, $700K deal.
The New York Islanders signed veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year, pro-rated $700,000 contract on Sunday, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. The Isles signed Seidenberg to a professional tryout to start the season and he's been practicing with the team at home ever since, according to Newsday's Andrew Gross. The 37-year-old brings plenty of experience to the table, having played in 859 regular season games and 69 playoff contests during his career. He won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011. Seidenberg skated in 28 games with the Islanders a year ago and recorded five assists. Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved.

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