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12-30-2012, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MastuhNinks View Post
It seems to me like you're having trouble grasping the concept of potential. Nobody is saying that Tavares is as good as Stamkos or Ovechkin right now, or that he even necessarily will be, I'm saying he has the potential to be. Personally, I don't think he will, but from a pure potential standpoint I think he is absolutely on their level. Potential is not how good a player is or even how good they will be, potential is how good a player can be. Will Tavares have a season as good as Ovechkin's best seasons? Probably not, but I think he has the skill that it's within the realm of possibility.
And from what we've seen,

Crosby has the potential to be a 130+ point player, Malkin to be a 120+ point player, and Ovechkin definitely had 70 goal potential, John Tavares doesn't have any of that, see how they're above him potential wise? It's a whole other level. He has 100 point potential, but lots of players do, these guys are a step above that.

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