Maple Leafs Rumors: Could John Tavares Waive His No Trade Clause?

Speculation is swirling within the hockey community surrounding the possibility of John Tavares, the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, waiving his no-trade clause, according to Steve Simmons.

Tavares, known for his consistent point production, has recently encountered the worst performance slump of his career, currently in an eight-game point-less streak.

So far this season, the 33-year-old has scored 12 goals and 22 total points across 45 games played.

This dip in his play has raised questions about his future with the team, especially as his high-value contract approaches its final year.

As the Maple Leafs aim to enhance their competitiveness and playoff prospects, the uncertainty surrounding Tavares' performance and whether he might be open to a trade if his struggles persist remains a hot topic of discussion.

While Tavares has expressed his commitment to playing out his contract in Toronto, the evolving situation continues to fuel speculation about the potential for a significant change in the Maple Leafs' roster dynamics.

Over his six seasons playing for the Maple Leafs, Tavares has amassed 167 goals, 221 assists, and 388 total points across 405 games played. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports