John Tavares Off to a Hot Start in His Sophomore Campaign

November 1st, 2010 by Michael DeSantis Leave a reply »
Last year, John Tavares was selected as the first overall pick of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, by General Manager Garth Snow of the New York Islanders. I was at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum when he was announced as the Isles' pick.  I will never forget the day.  When Garth Snow said the fated words "The New York Islanders select...John...Tavares," the whole Colisseum erupted at the sound of the word "John," confetti rained down, and the goal horn blared.  Fans were overcome with happiness at the selection of their future hero.

Last season, in his rookie year, Tavares put up great numbers.  He scored an impressive 24 goals, despite having a drought, and he added 30 assists for a total of 54 points, great for a rookie, especially for a team with an overall lack of offensive talent like the Islanders.

This year, Islanders fans were excited to see how Tavares would fare in his sophomore season.  Fans were devastated when Tavares was hit unseen by Star's forward, Adam Burish, early in the first game of the season. Tavares fell to the ice and had to be helped off the ice.  Tavares ended up with a concussion.  Much to the fa ...

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