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12-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Statsy View Post
I'm a little late to this thread, but I have a huge addition, and I'm a bit surprised nobody's mentioned him.

John Tavares. No...not the hockey player. The guy he was named after. Tavares leads the National Lacrosse League in all-time goals, assists, points, and games played.

8 MSL scoring titles
3 MSL Playoff MVP's

And he finished 6th in league scoring last 44 years of age. As for the toughness factor, did I mention he plays lacrosse?
This is a good call, Tavares also chipped in defensively in his earlier years, so he was competent in most aspects of the game (except face-offs?). Great playmaker and all around scoring threat, as his career stats will attest to.

Probably THE dominant box lacrosse player of all time, but never excelled in field lacrosse like the Gait Brothers or John Grant Jr. because according to him, it was "boring, slow and dull."

It's pretty frustrating that Canadians are totally clueless about the rich history of lacrosse in this country. To each their own, I suppose.

Would rather watch a Junior A lacrosse game than my lowly Raptors get curb stomped repeatedly (can we switch seasons ? )

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