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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dave Molinari piece on Tavares

From the Pittsburgh PG:  @MolinariPG raves about Tavares here: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/penguins/new-york-islanders-john-tavares-among-nhl-elite-672421/

"However far the Islanders get someday, odds are Tavares will have led them there, because he is the undisputed cornerstone of the franchise. ... (the pre-draft hype) "might have struck some as a bit hyperbolic at the time..  Now that Tavares is into his fourth professional season, it's clear that it simply was an spot-on scouting report. ... Perhaps a bit understated, even."

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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