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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ryan McDonagh: "I'd build a franchise around John Tavares"

During the NHL media tour, 14 star players were asked by ESPN's Craig Custance "to list three players they'd want if they were starting a franchise from the ground up".

Sidney Crosby was the overwhelming winner.  Isles captain John Tavares received one first place vote -- and it came from future Ranger captain (?) Ryan McDonagh.  "He makes everyone around him better. Very underrated skater. Big-time shot. He can play any situation."

Tavares voted for Sidney Crosby, Shea Weber and Jamie Benn.

Complete story here: Player poll: Who is top franchise player? (note that it is an Insider story $$$)

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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