As we look back at the past year for a lot of Leafs a consistent theme is how we wished they could have been better. John Tavares really isn’t one of the players that applies to though. In his first year in Toronto he managed to hit a career high for goals and a career high for points. He also centered a line that had both of his wingers achieve career highs in goals and points. I’m not sure you can really make a case for any human being deserving of making $11,000,000 a year, but in John Tavares case, he certainly is making a case that as far as athletes go he’s one you should be comfortable with paying.
I mean, 47 goals, 88 points, an All-Star appearance (his 5th straight). I think we’re generally going to be singing a lot of praises here. There’s the chemistry he found on the line with Zach Hyman and Mitch Marner that looks to be pretty permanent depending on the extent of Hyman’s injury and Marner’s contract negotiations, but the center who always seems to be playing with wingers experiencing career years continued this year. We’ …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation