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Leading up to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, there was an ongoing debate as to whether the New York Islanders should take John Tavares or Matt Duchene at No. 1 overall. Obviously, the Islanders went with Tavares, and Colorado selected Duchene third. Two and a half years later, did the Isles make the right choice? Alexander and I discuss…John TavaresBy Alexander MonaghanThe New York Islanders used their first overall pick in 2009 to select John Tavares of the London Knights. Back then they knew what they would get – a player with great hand-eye coordination and a nose for the net. At that point, he was the best player in the Ontario Hockey League and a pick that was relatively easy to make. Two years later, the Isles can only be pleased with their selection. His points increased in each of his two seasons as he looks to finally break the 30-goal plateau this year. By comparison, his counterpart Matt Duchene was leading the competition by a point heading into the season, but has since f...
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