NHL Trade Rumors: John Tavares for Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat

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Superstar John Tavares of the New York Islanders is involved in an insane trade rumor with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The rumor is Tavares will be traded for Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman sees Tavares playing with the Lightning.

I’ve said a million times that I believe John Tavares’ first choice is to stay with the Islanders. But, if he does decide to leave, why do I have visions of him taking less money to play in Tampa Bay?

NY Post's Larry Brooks sees an insane trade, where both Johnson and Palat are moved to the Islanders in return for Tavares.

Tavares has one season left on his $5.5M cap hit contract. The 26-year-old center is going to demand a massive raise for over $10M per season on his next contract. Johnson, who is a 27-year-old center, signed a seven-year contract with a $5M cap hit this offseason. Palat, who is a 26-year-old winger, signed a five-year contract with a cap hit of $5.3M this offseason.

Islanders general manager Garth Snow will be forced to trade his superstar if he can't extend John Tavares before July 1, 2018. What do you think about this trade rumor?
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