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08-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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John Tavares leads the Islanders by example

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...mple-1.5869470

Hey guys, new to forums. Thought this was a good read.
Love how JT sets an example and his teamates take notice.
Okposo might have a good full season for once since now he joined JT in the dungeon

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First off welcome!!

Can't wait to see what JT brings this year.

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http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...mple-1.5869470

Hey guys, new to forums. Thought this was a good read.
Love how JT sets an example and his teamates take notice.
Okposo might have a good full season for once since now he joined JT in the dungeon
Welcome.

It is great seeing Okposo , picking Tavares brain, trying to copy Tavares offseason program. It shows how respected Tavares is in that locker room. I am just sorry that it was only for one week.

Is this Cizikas first offseason, working out in the Dungeon?

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Everything about JT in this article is what puts him in that upper echelon of players, for me at least. He many never put up a 120 point season like Crosby, but his impact on this franchise as a whole is the same.

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He's going to go down as one of the greats of his era not only for his play but the impact he's had on his team.

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He's going to go down as one of the greats of his era not only for his play but the impact he's had on his team.
From your mouth to God's ears. Hopefully that impact includes at least ONE Stanley Cup.

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Welcome!

Nice read, and as a side node, I am very glad to see Cizikas and Okposo training with Tavares. The sky is the limit with this kid, and it's great to see his approach influencing others.

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I really really hope that this looong rebuild will result in at least a couple of seasons in which the Isles are true contenders. There are few more satisfying things in sprots than watching a team grow from within and achieve greatness. JT is the epitome of this ideal.

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Thanks for the warm welcomes. I also realized that PW posted this article in another thread which I saw after I posted. Sorry

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Thanks for the warm welcomes. I also realized that PW posted this article in another thread which I saw after I posted. Sorry
It's cool man, my post got no traction. Also, welcome to HF! We can always use more Isles fans around here. It seems like we don't suck anymore.

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I officially claim that my wife was the first ever fan to know 100% for sure we were drafting Tavares.. we flew in from Ohio to attend the draft party and wandered over to the arena way early..

She saw TAVARES nameplates in a kiosk and said JEFF COME HERE! IT'S TAVARES.

True story:

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6/26/09
to cb@islanderspointblank.com

Chris,

If you leave the Marriot, and walk right to the Coliseum .. there's a few doors that are open, and one kiosk on the concourse that's closed..

But on the side there's plexiglass where you can see in just a little bit.

But what you can see is two stacks of nameplates all the same width, one stack taller than the other, the nameplates on the top fo the stacks say: TAVARES


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they have them for all the players

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cb@islanderspointblank.com
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Can you give me a little more detail about why you're over there. May write up a fun story. Be specific about where you went and what you saw

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Hey Chris..

If they had them for all players, I promise, I would have said so.. I only saw Tavares ones.. They just had JT ones sitting there.. really..

It's at the kiosk near the Collesium entrances directly facing the back doors of the Marriott.. you walk in and there's a balloon arch and stairs leading down to a restaurant.. it's to the left of those stairs..

Anyhow, I think Mr. Logan and Jaffe will have a big plate of crow to eat.. which is fine with me, cause the team benefits.. hopefully your blog continues (funded) next season.. wife and i are planning on going to RC Dugan's tonight! Thanks for all your efforts..


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Article: http://islanderspointblank.com/news/dt/#comment-73788

CB covered his behind and wrote an article about how both JT and Duchense nameplates where there.. he didn't know me from adam so I don't blame him for the CYA stuff.. But there weren't any other nameplates there.. there were just Tavares ones..

When we were walking back to the hotel we looked and saw like a hundred tailgaters in the parking lot.. I so wanted to go tell them all, but my wife convinced me not to play spoiler... when I got back to my room I couldn't help it and I emailed Botta..

When we returned to the Coliseum after the event officially opened the stack had been turned upside down.. I questioned the kiosk workers about the nameplate stack and you could tell they were like "uhh.. uhhhmm .. er... uhhhhhhhh"

We live in FL now, but at the time we lived in Ohio.. I just knew that draft was going to be a franchise-changing event, so we flew to NY just to be there..

Articles like this one make me feel we're very much relevant (on the ice) in the NHL again.

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I officially claim that my wife was the first ever fan to know 100% for sure we were drafting Tavares.. we flew in from Ohio to attend the draft party and wandered over to the arena way early..

She saw TAVARES nameplates in a kiosk and said JEFF COME HERE! IT'S TAVARES.

True story:

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

6/26/09
to cb@islanderspointblank.com

Chris,

If you leave the Marriot, and walk right to the Coliseum .. there's a few doors that are open, and one kiosk on the concourse that's closed..





But on the side there's plexiglass where you can see in just a little bit.

But what you can see is two stacks of nameplates all the same width, one stack taller than the other, the nameplates on the top fo the stacks say: TAVARES


------------------------

cb@islanderspointblank.com
6/26/09
to me

they have them for all the players

------------------------

cb@islanderspointblank.com
6/26/09
to me

Can you give me a little more detail about why you're over there. May write up a fun story. Be specific about where you went and what you saw

------------------------

6/26/09
to cb@islanderspointblank.com

Hey Chris..

If they had them for all players, I promise, I would have said so.. I only saw Tavares ones.. They just had JT ones sitting there.. really..

It's at the kiosk near the Collesium entrances directly facing the back doors of the Marriott.. you walk in and there's a balloon arch and stairs leading down to a restaurant.. it's to the left of those stairs..

Anyhow, I think Mr. Logan and Jaffe will have a big plate of crow to eat.. which is fine with me, cause the team benefits.. hopefully your blog continues (funded) next season.. wife and i are planning on going to RC Dugan's tonight! Thanks for all your efforts..


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


Article: http://islanderspointblank.com/news/dt/#comment-73788

CB covered his behind and wrote an article about how both JT and Duchense nameplates where there.. he didn't know me from adam so I don't blame him for the CYA stuff.. But there weren't any other nameplates there.. there were just Tavares ones..

When we were walking back to the hotel we looked and saw like a hundred tailgaters in the parking lot.. I so wanted to go tell them all, but my wife convinced me not to play spoiler... when I got back to my room I couldn't help it and I emailed Botta..

When we returned to the Coliseum after the event officially opened the stack had been turned upside down.. I questioned the kiosk workers about the nameplate stack and you could tell they were like "uhh.. uhhhmm .. er... uhhhhhhhh"

We live in FL now, but at the time we lived in Ohio.. I just knew that draft was going to be a franchise-changing event, so we flew to NY just to be there..

Articles like this one make me feel we're very much relevant (on the ice) in the NHL again.


That's awesome. I knew too. Bossy was telling everyone at the draft party it was Tavares. Lol

Can't be mad at the Boss man


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That's awesome. I knew too. Bossy was telling everyone at the draft party it was Tavares. Lol
Was he?? That's hilarious..

Anyway, the first email I sent to Botta was at 2:40pm.. guess I shoulda put that in there..

I'm sure there's a thousand people who knew before the wife and I did.. but I still like to tell this story once in awhile!!

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