I'm not talking on the ice, it's easy to pick out flaws in players games. I'm talking off the ice. The news that came out today of him firing his agent didn't surprise me at all, and neither did the follow up to that which was his mother is essentially going to be in charge now. A friend of mine who is VERY connected, espically to all things CHL, told me at a Jays game a few weeks back that Tavares is going to be a problem much the same way Lindros was in Philly. He basically said that his mother is a total head case, and that Tavares doesn't come off as a very good kid. Again, these aren't my words, but a friend of mine who is in the know. Anyone else hearing negative stuff like this about JT?
But Barbara Tavares told Sportsnet that the relationship with Deasley ended after they were informed that Deasley no longer worked for Siskinds Sports Management. A Siskinds spokesperson confirmed Deasley was no longer employed by the agency.
If anything its the other way around. Deasley for lack of a better word is a complete idiot. How Tavares stayed with him for four years is mind boggling, I don't think I could spend 10 minutes in a room with that guy.
Not really... Oakville is a small notch above Burlington(When it comes to land value), but it still has just as much subsidized housing.
But in Tavares' case.. ya, pretty wealthy, but I doubt they're living along the lake, where housing costs between 2-15(+)mil.
Ive been down Lakeshore road in Oakville several times and seen some of the subdivisions off of Lakeshore road and its just unbelievable how big some of the houses are and what kind of cars are sitting in their driveways. But in all fairness really you know that the Tavares family has to have a pretty decent fortune to be able to live in Oakville. Oakville is far from being cheap in the real estate business.
I don't know guys. Obviously nobody else is hearing these things, but at the same time I trust my guy who is likely more connected then any of you....hope nobody is offended by that, it's just he's extremely connected in the CHL. I know Ovechkin got rid of his agent, and an entry level deal isn't exactly hard to do. But at the same time it's just odd that I hear this guy tell me this about a month ago, and then this news comes out, pretty much as he expected (he didn't call that THIS was going to happen, but that JT's mom would be a problem).
I guess we could all just sum it up to if you guys trust me (and you should because if I wanted to start rumours I would come up with a helluva lot better one then this!), it's something to watch for down the road.