Tavares Explains Why He Had No Interest In Signing With Montreal.

Published September 24, 2018 at 4:08 PM

"This past summer the Toronto Maple Leafs landed one of the biggest UFA's to hit the market in the last decade when they signed John Tavares. While the move brought joy across Leafs nation, it broke many hearts across the NHL and happily one of those was Montreal Canadiens' fans. Habs' fans thought going back to last year they had a chance to land Tavares because of his friendship with Shea Weber and Carey Price, however that didn't even land them at least a meeting with Tavares.The Leafs new star spoke about it when asked by Montreal media before Monday's preseason game. «There are a lot of great teams, a lot of great franchises in the NHL,» Tavares said after Monday's practice. «I felt humbled to have the interest I had. You feel very fortunate to be in the position I was in.
"I met with the teams I felt were in the best situations that could be good fits for me and see what there was to offer. That's why I picked those six teams, including New York. Those were the teams that I felt were the best fit that I wanted to interview with.»JT just telling it like it is!

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