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Stamkos vs Tavares battle of rookie season's


With the season officially over I think it is the perfect time to compare two 19 year old's in their rookie season's who both wear 91.

First Steven Stamkos

Goals  Assists  Points  PIM  +/-  PP goals  GW goals  Shots  Shooting% 

23       23            46         39    -13   9              1                  181      12.7% 

 

Now John Tavares

Goals  Assists  Points  PIM  +/-  PP goals  GW goals  Shots  Shooting% 

24        30           54          22   -15  11             2                  186      12.9%

 

I didn't add this but Tavares is one of three Islanders to play in all 82 games while Stamkos played in 79 games

 

A few notes:  Tavares obviously had the better of the Stammer in all three main offensive stats and a very slight advantage in PP goals Game Winners and shots.  But one should know Steven played much less than Tavares esspecially early but you have to say that Stamkos had much better offensive talent that Tavares with guys like St. Louis, Malone, and Vincent.  Tavares has less polsihed offensive talent but some good young ones in Moulson, Okposo, Bailey, and even Comeau before he got hurt plus a great power play quarterback in Streit. 

 

Prediction for Tavares next year: I think if they get a good finisher on his wing in free agency (my Frolov senses are tingling) he can be a 30-35 goal scorer and 35-40 assists and end up with 65-75 points.  Also a good winger in the draft like Hall (with a lottery win to get an unlikely 1st overall pick) or a guy like Connoly who is 6' 2" or Nino.  But unless we trade down this will be unlikely because a guy like Fowler, Gormely, or Gudbranson will be availabe at that 5th spot and we already traded down from their.  But the best he can do is just bulk up and get stonger on his skates, if he does that and you combine that with his natural skill, hockey sense, and a year of NHL experience for him and his teammates it will just naturally result in more production. 

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