A young, inexperienced hockey player has the tendency to play the puck like a hot potato, wanting to get rid of it quickly.
Gabriel Landeskog has shown no signs of playing with a potato on his stick. The Avalanche's 18-year-old rookie left wing played like a savvy veteran in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center.
Landeskog assisted on the game's first goal, a Chuck Kobasew shorthanded tally 6:55 into the game. Landeskog and Kobasew's primary responsibility during the shift was to work with defensemen Shane O'Brien and Erik Johnson? to kill Jan Hejda's hooking minor.
Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog displays veteran's poise
Denver Post | Nov 1