Found May 18, 2012 on Islanders Hockey Blog:
John Tavares (and Team Canada) may be eliminated from the IIHF World Championships; he is still very much alive in the EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Vote. Voting begins today, as the Islander all-star goes head to head with Detroit Red wings forward Pavel Datsyuk. Tavares knocked out Jordan Eberle in the first round of the cover vote. "I'm flattered that I am moving onto the next round of the EA Sports NHL13 Cover Vote,” Tavares told the Islanders’ team website. “I've always said that we have amazing fans on Long Island that support this team. I appreciate the hours of voting they've put in for me and look forward to seeing what they can do as I'm up next against one of the NHL's great players, Pavel Datsyuk.  Don't count Islander fans out, they'll always end up surprising you.” Tavares has received endorsements from several other NHL players like P.K. Subban, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, and his fellow Islander teammates. Rival Henrik Lundqvist is al...

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Dee Karl: Now What Isles Fans? Now What?

As Islander fans we are used to being disappointed, as Americans, we are not. So when I first heard yesterday that Team Canada and our own John Tavares were knocked out of the IIHF WC quarterfinals I was shocked. Team Slovkia scored with less than 3 minutes left while Getzlaf was in the box to break a 3-3 tie. To read Getzlaf's comments, it may seem the call was questionable...

Red Wings catchy uppy post 2: on the prospect camp sked, Fedorov, future Wings and Big House Beer

Here’s a round-up of the English-language news I missed due to my post-concussive equivalent of migraines, and just as the first catch-up post talked about future events before getting down to brass tacks, this post will follow the same format: • First and foremost, Pavel Datsyuk and John Tavares will face off in the semifinals of EA Sports’ NHL 13 Cover Vote from Friday...
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