"Everywhere can always still get better," Tavares told Sporting News. "You’re never perfect. Whether it’s a thing I’m good at or things that I need to work on. Understanding the game at this level and what it takes to win and be successful over an 82-game schedule, we’re still working toward getting to the playoffs and that’s something I need to keep getting better at. My consistency needs to get better, and I still need to work on everything, whether it’s my skating, getting stronger, or being better defensively, capitalizing on opportunities more often."