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On John Tavares and The New York Islanders

Over at Justin Bourne’s blog, I blogged about how John Tavares has been a bright spot for the New York Islanders this year and that everything the team has gone through this season will make them better for the future.

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When you are a hockey player playing on an inconsistent hockey club, there are many reasons to get down yourself and underperform because essentially, the season is already a lost cause.

One player in the National Hockey League that does not buy that is New York Islanders’ forward John Tavares.

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Satisfying Start

Good morning folks. I apologize for not having blogged anything Rangers yesterday but I was busy last night at the New York Islanders’ game as part of their media staff. I know, I know…I’m a Rangers fan but if I want to make it in the game as a writer, I have to go with whoever is going to take a chance on me. Plus, it was great to see phenom John Tavares pick up his first two points in the NHL (1g, 1a).

With that said, however, it was nice to see the New York Rangers post a 5-spot on the board last night in defeating the Ottawa Senators. In catching the Rangers in 60 when I got home into the wee hours of the morning, it was nice to see Marian Gaborik pick up a couple of points in his home debut and see players such as Brandon Dubinsky, Michael Del Zotto, Vinny Prospal and of course, Henrik Lundqvist, all play a key role in the team’s first win of the season.

In his first two games of the season, Dubinsky already has four points (2g, 2a). I know that he got off to an extremely hot start last season but may be this season, he’ll be more consistent given the players he is playing with.

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All About Branding

From Wayne Karl at MaxHockey.com:

Before either of them had even been drafted into the NHL, let alone play their first game, John Tavares and Victor Hedman began their careers as product pitchmen.
On June 25, a day before the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Reebok-CCM Hockey showed its faith in the eventual first and second overall selections by signing both to long-term, head-to-toe endorsement deals for on- and off-ice product.

Tavares, of Mississauga, Ont., will represent CCM, and Hedman, from Sweden, will endorse Reebok. Both deals involve on-ice equipment such as sticks, skates and helmets, as well as off-ice wear. In Tavares’s case, the arrangement calls for his own apparel line, while Hedman will have footwear in bearing his name launched in Sweden.

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Islanders Not Worthy of Tavares?

According to Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank, there seems to be a misconception that the New York Islanders do not deserve No. 1 NHL prospect John Tavares.

“What a bizarre dynamic, this notion in some quarters of the Toronto media that somehow they and the Maple Leafs are above the game because - you know - hockey is very popular there.

Where does this come from, the idea that John Tavares somehow belongs to them and teams like the Islanders are not worthy?”

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