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So why the booing of Tavares in Winnipeg?

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against Stephen Weiss #9 of the Florida Panthers during the first period at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. (Feb. 12, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

What did John Tavares ever do to Winnipeg?

You couldn't help notice that every time he touched the puck Tuesday night, he received serious boos, the way a particularly unfriendly player gets them when he returns to a hostile environment.

But JT?

That was mentioned to him after the morning skate here on Thursday in St. Louis. He knew all about it. He said the very vocal fans in Winnipeg pick out one visiting player to ride every game.

I suggested that it probably is the best player.

Coach Jack Capuano, walking by, said to Tavares, "Then why were they booing you?"

Tavares laughed and suggested maybe they made a mistake.

Tags: John Tavares , Winnipeg , St. Louis , Jack Capuano

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