Personally I would trade Tavares if I was in your shoes... And the team in my sig was there about 4 years ago. But you would need to get vastly more value than that, and at least 1-2 fairly safe bets like a Hodgson or Evander Kane along with blue choppers like Kuznetsov or Huberdeau type players... And 1st rounders are always nice.
But I would agree to TRY to ship off older lesser assets first, as their expiry date is sooner, and Tavares value could still potentially go up.
14 Team Full Keeper - G, A, SO G (1), +- (.2), PIMs (.1), Shots (.05), Wins (2), SO (5)
Forwards: Crosby Neal Giroux JVR Voracek Getzlaf Ryan Hall Pacioretty E Kane Little Hodgson
Defense: Yandle Edler Carlson Bieksa Enstrom Schultz
Goalies: Luongo Rask
Bench: Stafford Hanzal Clutterbuck EJ Petry Kesler (IR) Weiss (IR) Versteeg (IR) M Staal (IR) S. Mason
Top prospects: Couturier Nyquist Coyle Kassian Faksa Saad Dumba Brodin Lack