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Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on September 04, 2017, 02:39:28 PMSorry, I'm going to derail the conversation a little bit, because I really don't know what Tavares is going to do. I was doing a comparison between Tavares and McDavid in the OHL. Both players were granted exceptional status and allowed to enter the OHL early. I find it interesting that McDavid was labelled as the next face of the NHL early in to his second year, while Tavares had a lot of hype around him, but I don't think anyone thought that he was going to be a player who would challenge Crosby as being the best player on the planet. Looking at Tavares second year in the OHL, he had 72 goals and 134 points in 67 games, whereas McDavid had 99 points in 56 games. Oshawa may have been a stronger team than Erie though. One of the things that separates them is their skating, as Tavares was never known as being a dynamic skater, whereas that is one of McDavid's strengths. It's funny how scouts can look at a player that is as good as McDavid or Tavares and say one is a generational talent, whereas the other is a franchise center, but probably isn't going to be in the conversation for best player on the planet.
Quote from: Bullfrog on September 04, 2017, 11:51:09 AMHe's an UFA next season and he's entering in the sixth year of his six year contract.
Quote from: Nik the Trik on September 04, 2017, 01:04:10 PMSometimes of course it helps to bring things that come with actual knowledge of the situation and context rather than simply regurgitating what other people write. So, for instance, just saying the Islanders practice "in Long Island" isn't particularly helpful as Long Island, as the name implies, is a long island(that includes Brooklyn). To be specific the Islanders practice about 25 miles away from Barclays Center in the town of East Meadow which is part of Nassau County. Google says you can make the drive in about 50 minutes. Google also says, for what it's worth, that the drive from the Leafs practice facility in Etobicoke to the ACC in about 38 minutes. Call me a doubting Thomas but something tells me that the extra 10 or 15 minutes it takes to drive from the practice facility to the Arena isn't the biggest issue at play here. Also, this isn't "strange" particularly. Brooklyn and New York real estate is some of the most expensive in the world. I doubt most teams have downtown practice facilities because of the cost. Again, the Leafs don't have one. The issue with Tavares, as I said earlier in the thread, is that the Barclays Center is now acknowledged as a temporary home for the Islanders but the Islanders have never been able to make much progress in getting a new arena built in Nassau or Suffolk county. So where the Islanders will play long term is very much up in the air. For Tavares to make a long term commitment to the Islanders he probably wants to know where they'll be playing.
Quote from: hockeyfan1 on September 04, 2017, 05:55:43 PMAnd why regurgitate a thread when one already exists?
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