If the boos weren't enough evidence that Islanders fans have yet to forgive John Tavares for signing with the Maple Leafs last offseason, then one spectator's rant against the Isles' former captain really hammered that truth home.
When Tavares headed to the penalty box in the third period of Toronto's 2-1 victory over the Islanders at the Coliseum on Monday, a gentleman used the opportunity to lay into the 28-year-old and gave him a piece of his mind.
"You wouldn't say it to his face"- hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) April 2, 2019
Not true for this #Islanders fan.
Will this be in a new #DearJohn video? Or will there be another #ThankYouTavares day in Toronto tomorrow? 🤣
Video: t/KeithLavitt pic.twitter.com/MEWiUn0JMT
"Hey John, you're a traitor, a liar, a snake, a fake!" the fan yelled at Tavares. "You should've told us! We would've got picks for you, you phony fake. You suck! You'll always suck Tavares. ... You snake phony freak!"
Tavares signed a seven-year, $77 million deal with the Maple Leafs last July.
In the video, Tavares did not acknowledge the screaming fan. He also scored the game-winning goal early in the third.