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02-12-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Marlo Stanfield View Post
Watching this team is frustrating for us fans. Imagine how it is for some of the players. If someone like JT (who took a HUGE discount IMO for the team) finally had enough with the ineptitude of this organization and just wanted to win, would you blame him for holding out and/or demanding a trade?
I don't think Tavares/Brisson are the type to let this out publicly. If they aren't having discussions with Snow/Charles about the state of the team and John's frustrations then I'd be shocked.

I seriously doubt these guys would have signed long term if they felt the team would be run into the ground, which is looking that way now. And it's not like they have any real leverage, but Tavares is NOT just any other player. He's no Nino (no disrespect intended), his words and actions carry a lot of weight.

His leadership on and off the ice is Gretzky-like.

You don't want to mess with your only remaining asset.

But this is the New York Islanders.
Common sense may not apply.

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