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08-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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Here's a couple articles about Johnny and 'what he's working on' this summer. Saw these on Lighthouse and thought I'd share. Training Camp can't come soon enough.

Tavares Won’t Rest Until He Becomes NHL’s Signature Star

The 22-year-old is a well-known “nice guy” off the ice, but he’s probably the last player any goalie wants to see hanging around the crease. Tavares transforms into a tornadic offensive force every time he laces up his skates.

Teammate Matt Moulson sees first-hand the kind of desire that Tavares brings to the ice every game.

“He’s always wants to be the best,” Moulson. “He works hard at trying to attain that goal. I don’t think he’ll stop pushing himself until he’s recognized as the best in the world.”

John Tavares leads the Islanders by example

"The things that people don't see on a day-to-day basis are the things that make him so successful," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said about Tavares' rigorous offseason training regimen.

Kyle Okposo, whose slow starts the past couple of seasons had become a maddening trend, came to Tavares toward the end of last season to pick his teammate's brain about training.

"It really started clicking with me that I needed to take that next step, and Johnny ups his game every year," Okposo said. "So we talked a lot about a bunch of different things, and I found someone to help me with some on-ice things the final month of the season. It's no coincidence that was when I had my best games."

And for a week last month, Okposo joined Tavares, along with Casey Cizikas and prospect Ryan Strome, working out at The Athlete Training Centre in Toronto, Tavares' offseason training home since he was the top prospect in juniors.

Hockey stars on Halifax ice

About 200 hockey fans got to watch Sidney Crosby, John Tavares and some more of the world’s elite players strut their stuff during some off-season training in Halifax midday Thursday.

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