I just typed John Tavares into Google and like the entire internet exploded. I am bombared with little news bits. Such as John hired his mom as his agent. How awkward and weird would that be? I am basing my knowledge of how bad of an idea it is to have a mother as your agents on countless viewings of Living Lohan and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Tavares is slated to go first overall which means the odds are high he will be an Islander unless someone works out a deal otherwise, Brian Burke, cough cough…I mean, Tavares has stated his favorite team is the Toronto Maple Leafs. And even though I am a Leafer girl, Tavares just doesn’t do it for me. He does’t exactly dazzle me and I just can’t entirely put my finger on why. Perhaps because his performance and production tapered off a bit and some said he was bored playing in the OHL. He shouldn’t be bored already. I hate that excuse, boredom equaling slacking off. If anything he should have been skating circles around everyone else and being an all-around BAMF.
Perhaps its because I am skeptical of media hype and the manipulation of the population. Because that’s how shit like Twilight happens. All sorts of buzz and column inches and what’s that thing called when something is crammed down your throat? Over exposure? The tides can turn and leave a bad taste. Jo and Kate Plus 8 anyone?
And I know I am drawing parallels with pop culture and not with hockey but here it is; I am over hating Sidney Crosby, mostly. I think because he settled into his own and it’s evident he is the posterboy of the NHL. He may be bland in interviews but he has his own charm I suppose. Like I said when he won the Stanley Cup, “Sid later celebrated by pounding 9 capri suns and eating a whole bag of goldfish crackers.” He’s a solid player, but I think Evgeni Malkin is superior. Perhaps the language barrier is why it’s Crosby over Malkin.
But there is my undying love and belief in the power of Jared Cowen. I am convinced he could have knocked Tavares off the number one spot in the rankings if he didn’t get injured. It’s because I am familiar with him and I’ve seen him play, a lot. And since he’s worn a Chiefs sweater, I absolutely love him.
This is John Tavares and I guess he is a big deal.