Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/18/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings plays the puck around the net during the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at the Staples Center on November 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Predators defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, With all the buzz surrounding young guns like Steve Stamkos, Drew Doughty and Taylor Hall, existing off Broadway has meant less attention for Tavares, perhaps not an unwelcome development for a young man who has been under the microscope since he was granted “exceptional” early entry into the OHL in 2005. “There’s more attention (with the Islanders) than people realize,” said Tavares, who wasn’t a Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie year but has a solid 53 goals in his first two seasons and six already this year. “But there are days where I don’t get it as much compared to how much I got it in junior. I remember when I was first accepted into the OHL and how people took it negatively. I just wanted to play, and I was 14 years old. That’s when I first realized there were two sides to the coin.” more
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