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."
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