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How Will Tavares Compare?

In his first NHL game, John Tavares scored a goal and put up a secondary assist on a Mark Streit goal. For what it’s worth, those two points beat out the first games of Sidney Crosby (one assist), Patrick Kane (scoreless), and Evgeni Malkin (one goal). Of course, those guys turned out to be ok players (though not necessarily the best car passengers), and history has given us plenty of brilliant starts that tailed off into oblivion.

Then there’s the slow starters: Steven Stamkos took a half-season and a mullet-less coach to get going while Eric Staal and Joe Thornton had pretty unspectacular rookie years. Where will Tavares end up? Let’s look at how Crosby, Kane, Malkin, and Alex Ovechkin did in their first ten games.

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Random X-Men Reference Of The Day

Here’s your semi-related-to-hockey detour of the day. I haven’t said too much about the Patrick Kane incident so far, but when James Mirtle made this post with the title “Don’t You Know Who I Am?”, well, a certain response popped in my head. I just pictured Patrick Kane tossing cab driver Jan Radecki around—with helmet on, of course—while yelling out, “Jan, don’t you know who I am? I’m Patrick Kane, BIIIIIIIIIITCH!”

Where does that reference come from? If you’re an X-Men fan, you know of the Juggernaut parody cartoon (and its homage in X-Men: The Last Stand). If not, here’s something to pep up your hockey-less off-season day. Earl Sleek, this one’s for you.

Warning: Video after the fold contains, um, colorful NSFW language. And if you’re looking for any sort of high-concept humor, it’s not here. If you ever wanted to see the X-Men and their enemies swearing like rappers, then you’ll be amused.

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