The thing wrong with your statement is that Hedman even with all his height and weight does NOT play a physical game. Pronger on the other hand does and that’s what makes him super effective around the boards and in the corners. Tavares MAY turn out to be the Next One and even if he doesn’t, he’ll be a solid 70-80 point scorer per year which is more than lot of teams could ask for.
If you ask me who’ll be the better player 20 years from now Tavares or Stamkos, I’ll have to say Tavares hands down.
PS: I’d love to see this kid in the Blue and White. I hope it isn’t a pipe dream and Burke makes some moves to make this dream possible.