Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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09-04-2012, 01:12 PM
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Landeskog named captain of the Avs.
Not Duchene or Stastny...now the youngest captain in NHL history
I follow the Avs pretty closely and I think this is the right move for the most part. You're putting a lot Of pressure on a kid's shoulders but if there's one that can handle that kind of pressure, Landy is it. He plays a very Captain Callahan type of game except he has a greater skill set than Cally (while Cally has more intangibles, leadership and experience obviously, We don't need another Bolland and Callahan discussion between.... Achmm.) Duchene doesn't have the maturity for it at all. It's the one factor that sets Tavares way ahead of Duchene in the draft year. Dutchy has hit ruts and droughs and has had a lot of mental and psychological adjustment challenges. Statsny is the bigger name on that team but he's not the consistent producer he was in the years past. Last year, everyone fell short except Landy and ROR. The captaincy was between Landy and ROR. There's no better face of franchise than Landeskog for the Avs. Completely lovable personality as well + Swedish.
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