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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A laugh as we approach NHL Armageddon ... again.
An ESPN contributor named Neil Greenberg raised quite a stir around these parts last winter when he failed to named John Tavares to his "Top 25 under 25" list.
Howie picked up on it, and noted: "You could make the case that John Tavares is among the best 25 players in the league, period, never mind under 25 years of age." It helped that Tavares would then go score both goals in the game, including the overtime winner, earning him the tag "Mr. Marginal". (You can enjoy Howie's rant here: http://islanderspointblank.com/news/video-howie-rose-trolls-neil-greenberg-for-not-including-john-tavares-in-top-25-list/ )
A week later, ESPN's John Buccigross rated Tavares #29 in the entire league.