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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wall Street Journal on Tavares
The Isles twitter feed put out a reference to a good Wall Street Journal article on Tavares.
Here's an excerpt:
<<After the Islanders practiced here Monday, Tavares was quick to note that the season was just four games old. "I've still got a lot to prove," he said. As a former No. 1 overall pick, he acknowledged that he'll often be held up for comparison to the other emerging stars from the 2009 draft, Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman and Colorado forward Matt Duchene among them. "There's always that sense of expectation," he said. "You pick a forward [first overall], obviously you expect him to be a point-producer guy who carries a lot of responsibility and plays a lot of minutes. I've had that responsibility, and I feel more and more I'm getting better at it. It takes time.">>
The link is below:
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