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Fans, keep the Tavares expectations realistic

There are 44 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 26, 2009, titled Fans, keep the Tavares expectations realistic. In it, Newsday reports that:

Nor is he Alex Ovechkin. Nor is he Evgeni Malkin. He's not even Steven Stamkos, a can't-miss prospect who struggled last season as an 18-year-old No.

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BowTie Bill

Brooklyn, NY

#43 Jun 27, 2009
Matt wrote:
You know something? I used to love reading Newsday for hockey coverage even though its a leftist rag. I have to tell you though Logan has pretty revealed that he knows nothing of hockey the last couple of months and then I stumble across this little dandy of an article. Just to set the record straight I have never liked your writing Mr. Staple. You obviously never do any research before you write something. "He is not even a Steve Stamkos", are you out of your freaking mind? The kid broke Grets's scoring record. Was named MVP of the WJC. He almost got drafted the same year as Stamkos and guess what? If he got drafted last year he would have gone first overall. This is not homerism here pal, this is just common sense. Obviously you know nothing and you have a problem with the Isles which is fine. The problem with you is during your slanderous article you made yourself look uninformed and silly. Do a little research next time Artie!!!! By the way, can't wait to see those Rags next year!!!!LOL!!!!!!
Yeah OK Dude, you used to enjoy Newsday's hockey coverage because for years it was a shill for the sorry Islanders. You moan about "homerism" yet you admit you enjoyed the slanted coverage when it favored your team. That my friend is being hypocritical.

Can't wait to see the Rangers next year? OK, hows that record versus the Rags over the past few years?

BTW nice job drafting a couple goalies with consecutive picks when you need pretty much everything including a fre@king beer vendor and new trainer. Party on Garth!!!!!!
You gotta be kiddin

Decatur, GA

#44 Jun 27, 2009
Oh good the rags fans still comment on Isles articles. Little changes. I love over-the-internet tough talk.
19 Isle in NJ 22

Somerset, MA

#45 Jun 28, 2009
Now I know why I hardly read articles from Arthur Staple.

Arthur ... with all due respect ... did you get the material you put in this article from a Ranger fan.

I agree with the spirt of the context of your article ... That being the fact that Tavares isn't a ONE man team ... and I'm glad for that ... he's a corner stone ... Teams with corner stones are much more successful for a longer period of time then ONE man teams.

You're wrong that Bailey and Tavares will play on the same line b/c they are centers ... if Tavares moves to wing he'll be paired with Weight... I can assure you of that ... Right Gordo?

You're wrong that Milbury made the right move trading Luongo and then drafting DiPietro ... I'm not even going to explain why you're wrong because that topic has been beaten to death ... surprised you didn't get the memo.

You're wrong implying that Tavares isn't even better than Stamkos ... HUH!!! Last year's draft would have vaulted Tavares over Stamkos had he been granted another exeptional player status to be drafted ... again as an underager.

Sure Tavares isn't Ovechkin, Crosby or Malkin ... we get that ... Tavares is Tavares and may challenge all 3 to goal scoring titles in a few years.

So Arthur ... before writing an article about the Isles to get some hits to your page ... be accurate ... because as you can tell from most of my fellow Islander fans' posts ... you look bad when you don't have your facts straight ... Thanks ... and BTW ... enjoyed your previous article ... If I'm gonna rip ya ... I should pat ya on the back too.

Salt Lake City, UT

#46 Jun 28, 2009
Hahahaha! What an idiot Staple is!

Stamkos is better than Tavares? Thanks for the laugh! Tavares is far and away better.

This is what happens when you have Rags fans writing Isles articles. What a complete joke. The bitterness from Staple, Reiber and all the other Rags fans is comical!

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