The race to win John Tavares' talents next season kicked off on Monday when the interview period opened up. Teams other than the Islanders are allowed to pitch Tavares as they look to sign the NHL's top free agent this summer.
In their pitch, every team will have their added incentives to piggyback the large amount of money Tavares is likely to receive. For the Islanders, they can add bagels to that list.
Bagel Boss, one of the most renowned bagel shops on Long Island, has vowed to send Tavares and his wife fresh bagels to their home every morning if he signs an extension with the Islanders next season.
Owner Donald Rosner has even made the effort to send his bagels and other delectables across the country to Tavares' agent Pat Brisson's office.
@bagelbosshicks @BagelBossUSA @91Tavares @NYIslanders @IslesWhiteSUV @NHLNetwork @FanaticsArmy @NHLonNBCSports #bagelsfor91 have officially been shipped!!!!!!! They will be arriving tomorrow!!!!! pic.twitter.com/hkR5wtF8lQ- donald rosner (@donaldrosner) June 25, 2018
Rosner has even made shirts for the cause, which is in reference to the "bagelsfor91" hashtag.
Tavares will listen to teams like the Sharks, Maple Leafs and Lightning all week until he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.