Tavares to fall to rival Avs?

Posted on June 26th, 2009 – 4:50 PM
By Michael Russo


Word from the Draft floor is that John Tavares may fall right into the hands of the Northwest Division Colorado Avalanche. That’s because word seems to be leaking from the floor that the Islanders plan to take Brampton center Matt Duchene with the first overall pick.

If that is indeed true, Tampa will certainly take standout defenseman Victor Hedman, which means Tavaras, the London Knights superstar who used to be linemates with Cal Clutterbuck in Oshawa, will get to play the Wild an awful lot.

Also, I was told by a source about an hour ago that Phil Kessel to the Wild was unlikely at that point.

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