As expected, the John Tavares Press Conference today went rather smoothly and involved very little Q and A with the press. A very pleasing crowd of 350 fans arrived for the first free press conference the Islanders have held, while there was also a fairly large number of media and photographers. Situated right next to the opposing team's bench were Greg Logan of Newsday and Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank.
Howie Rose, commentator for the New York Islanders, began the day with a nice introduction, and even went as far to say that it seems as if the "Renaissance of the Islanders is happening through this pick." After a few words from Garth Snow and John Tavares, a small time period (roughly two minutes) was devoted to Q and A with the media.
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