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Just came across a link on Twitter that has the New York Islanders 2009 first round draft pick John Tavares (and the rest of the top rookies) at an Upper Deck photo shoot. A few of the pictures (and there are a bunch of good ones) show Tavares skating around in full Islanders uniform and equipment. The pictures gave me some chills, not sure what everyone else will get from it though.

John Tavares

Here is another good one:

John Tavares

And one more for good measure:

John Tavares

For more photos, check out the Upper Deck gallery

It’s a slow hockey month here before camps officially open and as summer winds down. At least it seems as if hockey is making it back into the news. Can you feel it? I can.