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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tavares: "I Want to Be an Islander"... ?

Chris Botta featured an interesting interview on his blog with highly touted prospect John Tavares, in which the young Canadian center emphatically stated off the bat that he would like to play on the Island, contrary to the belief of various media sources who thought that perhaps he would hold out.

You can read the article here:

In my opinion, I'm sure JT knows full well that he stands a good chance of going to the Island (at least, that's what many fans hope) and he's taking the high road where this is concerned. There's not a doubt in my mind that, given the state the Isles have been in for a while, a high-profile player- even only a prospect- would want to play elsewhere, for a team like Montreal, Detroit, etc. But he seems committed to the idea of playing with the team that drafts him, and if that team happens to be the Islanders, then we may be that much better for it.

Either way, this makes for some interesting conversation come June 26.

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