The Maple Leafs are Making a Run for John Tavares


The Maple Leafs are Making a Run for John Tavares
By Patrick Cunningham

            With the NHL draft coming up this Friday and free agency right around the corner, John Tavares is set to hit the market as one of the most desired free agents of all time. With all the speculation going around, TSN’s Bob McKenzie brought up the possibility of the Toronto Maple Leafs going after Tavares.

            The Mississauga native and former number 1 overall pick in 2009 scored 84 points this season, banking in 37 goals. The 27-year-old, who just finished the last year of his six-season contract with an AAV of 5.5 million dollars, is looking at possibly signing one of the highest paid contracts in the NHL this July. The question is, where will he sign?

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            Bob McKenzie tweeted on June 18th that Toronto placed a fresh sheet of ice down at the Air Canada Center last week. McKenzie also added that the Leafs are believed to be making a promotional video featuring current stars of the team in hopes of enticing the Tavares.


            Many experts are saying that Tavares could sign a seven-year contract for around nine million dollars a year. This possible signing would be a blockbuster and would rocket the Maple Leafs into a Stanley Cup favorite for the upcoming season.

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