Thread: News Article: Why John Tavares is good, not great
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01-20-2012, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by PWJunior View Post
I was thinking about JT's skating improvement this year and something hit me. Blake Comeau may have been very instrumental in what we're seeing today.

There was a game late in the season last year where JT was streaking down the right wing entering the offensive zone. Comeau gave him a little nudge from behind with his stick and suddenly it was as if JT had a turbo button. He separated from the defender(s) and had a semi-breakaway. Didn't finish unfortunately.

After that in last year's WC, JT had a couple of breakaways where he displayed the extra gear to beat the defenders that we hadn't ever seen before. We're seeing this season with increasing regularity where he just hits the hole and takes off. In some crazy way, Blake Comeau may have been the catalyst to the incredible improvement in his skating.

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