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John Tavares is off to a great start for a rookie. 5 points. I thought he had a good first week. what about the rest of you?
 

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John Tavares is off to a great start for a rookie. 5 points. I thought he had a good first week. what about the rest of you?
I'm very pleased with Tavares so far. He's going to be a very special player in this league.

I'm impressed with that entire line. Moulson, Tavares and Okposo look spectacular. Add in the addition of Robbie Schremp and the continued development of Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau and Sean Bergenheim.... There is a really talented and young nucleus on this team that should be good for years to come.
 

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I'm very pleased with Tavares so far. He's going to be a very special player in this league.

I'm impressed with that entire line. Moulson, Tavares and Okposo look spectacular. Add in the addition of Robbie Schremp and the continued development of Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau and Sean Bergenheim.... There is a really talented and young nucleus on this team that should be good for years to come.

I say he's going to get 50 points,or 60 maybe if he can keep the point streak going.
 

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He's doing fine. He's the reason why their in the 7th position in the Eastern conference.
 

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I think he might save that franchise. I say he hits about 70 points this year, and he'll prolly hit 100 in the future at sometime. He just needs to get that man strength. That's why Ovechkin had such an immediate impact. He was a man when he was 19
 

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If 70 points then i say 20 goals and 50 assist
 

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you can't have a good team without competent ownership and management. I don't believe that the isles have this and as much as I think Tavares is going to be a great player for them, it will likely be more of the same until the isles change ownership
 

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League leader among rookies right now with 11g's and 11a.
 

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you can't have a good team without competent ownership and management. I don't believe that the isles have this and as much as I think Tavares is going to be a great player for them, it will likely be more of the same until the isles change ownership
I'm from Oshawa and I have been watching John Tavares since he came into junior and played for Oshawa Generals and I really think he isn,t really going to be a superstar like a lot of people think and now in the NHL he better keep his head up thats all I'm going to say
 

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With about 20-30 points right now. I'd say if he keeps this up he will pass 40. Possibly 50. A very rare chance of 60+,is my say.
 

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Nicklas Backstrom got 60+ points in his rookie year. Why not him?
 

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Nicklas Backstrom got 60+ points in his rookie year. Why not him?
he's not as smart and calm on the ice as Backstrom was when he was a rookie. And not to mention, Backstrom's rookie year he had Ovechkin to pass to for about the last 2/3's of the season
 

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I'm from Oshawa and I have been watching John Tavares since he came into junior and played for Oshawa Generals and I really think he isn,t really going to be a superstar like a lot of people think and now in the NHL he better keep his head up thats all I'm going to say
I know this is off topic but since you said you live in Oshawa I had to ask. How's John Padulo playing this year. I went to high school with him the year before he left for Oshawa
 

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he's not as smart and calm on the ice as Backstrom was when he was a rookie. And not to mention, Backstrom's rookie year he had Ovechkin to pass to for about the last 2/3's of the season
How do u know?
 

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I know this is off topic but since you said you live in Oshawa I had to ask. How's John Padulo playing this year. I went to high school with him the year before he left for Oshawa
John Padulo in 32 games has 5 goals and 8 assists for 13 points and thats up till Dec.30th as they go to Kingston and play Doug Gilmours team and last season he only had 8 points thats okay he is a good kid!

was John Padulo smart in school? Oshawa Generals and the OHL are very strict on players getting high marks!
 

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How do u know?
just by watching them, Backstrom never rushed passes or forced anything. Tavares still plays like a kid at times. He makes bad decisions that are typical for an 18 year old. And again, when you skate on a line with Ovechkin for about 50 games, your gonna get points.
 

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John Padulo in 32 games has 5 goals and 8 assists for 13 points and thats up till Dec.30th as they go to Kingston and play Doug Gilmours team and last season he only had 8 points thats okay he is a good kid!

was John Padulo smart in school? Oshawa Generals and the OHL are very strict on players getting high marks!
That's good to hear, and he was a pretty good student, nothing amazing, but I'm pretty sure he was on honor roll.

And he came back to school to visit last week and he had a boot on his foot, I think he might have broken it
 
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