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Gabriel Landeskog the youngest captain in NHL history
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:47:21 AM »
Avalanche name Landeskog captain
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/05/nhl-notes-avalanche-name-landeskog-captain
 
PS. Those Swedes surely make great captains  :laugh2:


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Re: Gabriel Landeskog the youngest captain in NHL history
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 05:49:16 PM »
I gotta say that I love this kid as a player but the emphasis for me is on the word "kid".  With him entering only his second year as a pro and still basically a teenager I wonder about what kind of pressure that puts on him.  Sure...Crosby was very young too (I think Landeskog is 9 or so months younger than Crosby was when he was made captain) but does Landeskog have the same experience Crosby had with the media, etc. at that age?  I don't know....with the media scrutiny that can go on when a team is  losing, etc. it takes a pretty unique youngster to take charge of that duty for the team.  Either way...good for him if he's happy with being picked. :thumbsup:
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Re: Gabriel Landeskog the youngest captain in NHL history
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 09:05:26 AM »
He's in a smaller hockey market too though. Media may not be as big a problem as it would be on some other teams.

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Re: Gabriel Landeskog the youngest captain in NHL history
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 08:35:56 PM »
He is mature beyond his years and very well spoken. It is a huge statement about who they are building the team around and what direction they are taking the team. Damn you Anderson, why did you have to do so well when you got here!? Ah, what could have been!  ;)
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Re: Gabriel Landeskog the youngest captain in NHL history
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 04:08:08 PM »
From what I've seen of this kid he can handle this.



At least he won't have to face the full wrath of the Denver media until January at least.  Even if the NHL settles and begins play before then, the Peyton Manning is a Denver Bronco media circus will make hockey an afterthought with Denver sports writers until then.
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