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Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman addresses team’s interest in John Tavares

BRANDON – After three days of meetings in Los Angeles earlier this week, John Tavares decided to . . . return home.
The pending mega free agent has the hockey world on hold while the five-time All-Star contemplates whether or not he wants to hit the open market come Sunday or return to the New York Islanders, the team that drafted him first overall in the 2009 draft.
Should Tavares opt to become a free agent, he would be the highest profile player to ever reach that status in the salary cap era. It’s the hockey version of The Decision.
So early in the week, at his agent’s offices in L.A., six ...


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