(Revised 6/23/2021) According to Webster, "stave off" has been around for nearly four centuries. Funny, I didn't realize that ...
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.