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02-11-2007, 12:51 PM
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Plays for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. Numbers comparable to Gretzky as a 16 yr old. More of a goal scorer rather than a playmaker. 'Nuff said.

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02-11-2007, 01:00 PM
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He's the next NHL phenom...

1st overall pick in 2009...

Will never match Crosby point total because he's a sniper with great skills...

Crosby will battle for the Art and Tavares will battle for the Maurice Richard...

That's about it, he's a great player and he'll be a good one. I mean, he's averaging more than a goal per game in the OHL as a 16 years old


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02-11-2007, 01:01 PM
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he's a damn good player, and actually uglier than Crosby if you can believe that.

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02-11-2007, 01:01 PM
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He's the next NHL phenom...

1st overall pick in 2008...

Will never match Crosby point total because he's a sniper with great skills...

Crosby will battle for the Art and Tavares will battle for the Maurice Richard...

That's about it, he's a great player and he'll be a good one. I mean, he's averaging more than a goal per game in the OHL as a 16 years old

2009 not 2008

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02-11-2007, 01:11 PM
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His skating is awful he needs to improve that to be any kind of a force in the NHL. Great hands and scoring touch though.

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02-11-2007, 01:32 PM
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John Tavares is the first significant hockey player to be born in 1990.

WE'RE ALL A LITTLE OLDER NOW!
damn he's like 6months younger then i am.
yeah i heard he will be crazy; and that they had
to change some rules so he could play...

"In the summer of 2005, Tavares was the first player ever to be granted "exceptional player" status by the OHL, which allowed him to be drafted at the age of 14. The usual minimum age to be included in the OHL Priority Selection is 16 years old by December 31." - on his wiki page.

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02-11-2007, 01:35 PM
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To not strangle you...

He is more comparable to Alexander Ovechkin than he is to Crosby...

Here are his numbers, he plays for the "Oshawa Generals":

51 GP: 55 G 48 A 103 PTS

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02-11-2007, 01:39 PM
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He is more comparable to Alexander Ovechkin than he is to Crosby...

Here are his numbers, he plays for the "Oshawa Generals":

51 GP: 55 G 48 A 103 PTS
& check this out.

On January 25, 2007, Tavares registered a 7-point night in a 9-6 win versus the Windsor Spitfires. He scored four goals and three assists, including his 50th goal of the season in his 44th game.

just a little under a month ago.

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02-11-2007, 01:43 PM
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2009 not 2008
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He is more comparable to Alexander Ovechkin than he is to Crosby...

Here are his numbers, he plays for the "Oshawa Generals":

51 GP: 55 G 48 A 103 PTS
There's also Pat Kane who is scoring at an impressive rate, but he's on a better team. Oshawa is alright, but imagine Tavared on a line with Kane and Kostitsyn!!! OUCH!

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02-11-2007, 01:46 PM
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To early to label him as anything, IMO. The kid is just 16 years old.

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02-11-2007, 02:06 PM
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There is a article about him in the February 13th edition of The Hockey News pretty good article actually

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02-11-2007, 02:10 PM
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To early to label him as anything, IMO. The kid is just 16 years old.
Well when you are scoring at that rate as a 16 years old, you can label him as a phenom...

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02-11-2007, 02:10 PM
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His skating is awful he needs to improve that to be any kind of a force in the NHL. Great hands and scoring touch though.



bingo, wen improves that(alot) WATCH OUT!

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02-11-2007, 03:07 PM
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His skating is awful he needs to improve that to be any kind of a force in the NHL. Great hands and scoring touch though.
I would strongly disagree with it being called "awful" -- he's no Mike Gartner dancing on his skates, but he's not not a plodder out there, either. It's definitely only average, but it's not like he's slow as molasses, either.

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02-11-2007, 03:21 PM
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I see him maxing out as a better version of Dany Heatley.

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02-11-2007, 05:00 PM
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Tavares will be on sportsnet tonight at 7pm. The Generals will be playing Belleville.

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02-11-2007, 06:05 PM
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Tavares will be on sportsnet tonight at 7pm. The Generals will be playing Belleville.
Yep, on Sportsnet East, Ontario, and Pacific.

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02-11-2007, 09:53 PM
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No. He will also play on the WJC, so he will miss a few games

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02-12-2007, 06:15 PM
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His skating is awful he needs to improve that to be any kind of a force in the NHL. Great hands and scoring touch though.
And exactly how many times have you seen him play ?

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02-13-2007, 10:44 AM
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Hey, I really know nothing about prospects so go easy on me here. There were a few references to this guy on the NHL board, but I've never heard of him...How do you think he compares to Crosby? Thanks.
He's a different kind of player. More a goalscorer than a playmaker, although he is a very good passer and stickhandler. Think along the style of a Joe Nieuwendyk, Dany Heatley type of player. Some people knock his skating and while I wouldn't bet on him winning a race, it never seems to keep him from being dangerous or being where he needs to be. Imagine that. If Rico Fata (a blur on the ice) had 10 per cent of John Tavares's hockey sense and just one of his hands, he'd have been a star in the NHL.

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02-13-2007, 10:46 AM
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I see him maxing out as a better version of Dany Heatley.
Heatley's a good comparison. I think he'll be a lot like Nieuwendyk, too, and not just because they both played lacrosse. Tavares seems to be good on faceoffs, too, from what I've seen.


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02-23-2007, 06:47 PM
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And exactly how many times have you seen him play ?
Likely never but why not have an opinion.

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02-24-2007, 02:22 AM
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He's Bigger and Stronger than Crosby was...He IS the Next One...But He wont be as good...

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02-24-2007, 05:43 AM
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He's Bigger and Stronger than Crosby was...He IS the Next One...But He wont be as good...
Bigger? Yes.
Stronger? Doubt it.

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