Tavares on the Market

Less than 24 hours after experiencing the thrill of leading Canada to their fifth straight gold medal in the World Junior Hockey Championships, tournament MVP John Tavares returned home only to learn that he might be traded.

Tavares, who finished second in tournament scoring with 15 points, has also dominated in the Ontario Hockey League by registering 52 points thus far with the Oshawa Generals.

 In the last month or so Oshawa Coach/General Manager Chris DePiero has been gauging interest around the league to see what he can get for his fourth year superstar who came into the league at the age of 14.

Currently DePiero is not ready to bite on any offers that he has heard thus far.

“If Oshawa gets a better offer, then it’s expected they will ask John to waive his no-trade and he will likely do that because John doesn’t want to hold back the team,” said Tavares’ agent Pat Brisson.

That being said his agent went on to confirm that there is a strong possibility that Tavares who is projected to go number one in the upcoming June entry draft will still be a General on Wednesday night when they tangle against the Belleville Bulls.

“As far as we’re concerned, John is willing, and wants to stay with the Generals if they are willing and want to keep him,” said Brisson.

Rumors are that the two teams making the biggest push for his services at this point are the Windsor Spitfires and the London Knights.

The OHL trade deadline is Friday at noon so stay tuned to see if this up and coming NHL star is indeed traded.