3rd period Earth science teacher John Tavares had his jersey retired by the Oshawa Generals last night.
Does this marshmallow cloud have seat belts? Otherwise all the kittens are going to fall off.
It used to be there was nothing better than John’s humble awkwardness (which lives on, of course):
Now we also get this:
Apparently John did summer training with Ralph Lauren. While he wasn’t doing squats, he must have been tying windsors and choosing lapel cuts because yes. 100%. This suit is so good, I assume PK Subban picked it out.
In 223 games over four seasons with the Generals, John scored 183 goals and a total of 453 points. 453 points?! He had a 72 goal season in ’06-07. This back the day when footwork and skating were openly discussed problems in John’s game, which he worked on relentlessly until, well, you can watch him now.
I will openly discuss that I don’t need more good teams in the League. I have enough Metropolitan Division problems and the Penguins have Islander problems even when no one else does. But please, someone field John a team that is deeper than one line and figure out how to keep it together. I want to see more prom-style award acceptance photos.
The Islanders season kicks of October 10 in Carolina. Could this be JT’s year?Tags: john tavares, New York Islanders