JT on NHL live talking about the recent success, Vanek, Dehaan, Sochi, etc.
When we won the draft lottery in April 2009, it truly was like we won the lottery, just one of the luckiest days in Islander's fans history. Not only is he an elite player, a top 5 player, but such a great ambassador for the game and the Islanders. Just like his play has improved to an elite player, his comfort level in interviews has become stellar. Someone mentioned he almost sounds like Derek Jeter, and I have to agree, he just always says the right things. Never alienates anyone. Just pure class. He's even comfortable letting his sense of humor show through nowadays. As fans we've gone through a dark period, but Tavares is a true superstar trying to guide us back to winning ways. Gotta love the guy.