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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Lucic seemed to be making reference to a different set of rules for the NHL’s young stars when wondering why he was hit with a misconduct for a little pushing and shoving without throwing punches. Against an ordinary NHL plumber, Lucic wouldn’t expect any extra penalties in that type of exchange....
“[It was] just the grab from behind and the face ...just an altercation,” said Lucic, when asked started things between the two players. “I bet you if I would have pushed [Patrick] Bordeleau at the end of it, I don’t get ten minutes. So that’s what it is ...it is what it is.”
Bordeleau, of course, is the 6-foot-6 player that took a run at Dennis Seidenberg in the second period, and ended up dropping the gloves with Shawn Thornton in a brief, uneventful fight following the body check.
It seemed Landeskog had initiated the entire exchange by grabbing Lucic’s head from behind in a scrum in front of the net, but then twice the Bruins power forward threw the Avs youngster to the ice. Lucic had quickly tossed his gloves to the ice looking for a fight with the 205-pound winger, but Landeskog wanted no part of the fracas with one of the NHL’s most fearsome forwards.
Below is the game highlights via Sportsnet and does include the tussle...
from the Colorado Avalanche,
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has agreed to terms with captain Gabriel Landeskog on a seven-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.
"Gabe is and will continue to be a large part of the foundation of this hockey team for many years to come," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. “Signing our captain to a long-term extension demonstrates the commitment of Stan and Josh Kroenke to this franchise and to our fan base. In just two seasons, Gabe has already proven to be a great asset to our organization both on and off the ice. The fact that he has agreed to a long-term deal shows that he believes in this team, his teammates and the direction of this franchise moving forward."
"I would like to thank the Kroenke family and the entire Avalanche organization for their trust and belief in me,”Landeskog said. “I love Colorado and I love being a part of this wonderful community. There is no other place I’d rather be than in Denver wearing the Avalanche logo. I am looking forward to training camp and the upcoming season.”
Translated... Landeskpgs contract is worth 39 million dollars, more than a quarter of a billion Swedish kronor. It provides a wage ceiling hit on just over 5.5 million/sea.
Who knows what sort of bump Landeskog might have taken in the second or third period of that game to exacerbate his issues. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to watch the video up top and recognize that he was considerably the worse for wear after the Stuart hit; that he was allowed back in that game and is now sidelined is yet another black eye for the NHL.
-Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal where you can read more about this topic.
Adrain Dater of All Things Avs posted this video in his blog of Landeskog saying he thought it was a clean hit.
No penalty for the hit...
|15:40||San Jose||Brad Stuart: 5 minutes, fighting|
|15:40||Colorado||Ryan O'Byrne: 2 minutes, instigator|
|15:40||Colorado||Ryan O'Byrne: 2 minutes, instigator - face shield|
|15:40||Colorado||Ryan O'Byrne: 5 minutes, fighting|
|15:40||Colorado||Ryan O'Byrne: 10 minutes, instigator - misconduct|
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that forward Gabriel Landeskog has been named team captain. Landeskog was appointed captain by Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco after Milan Hejduk informed the coaching staff that he has relinquished his role.
Hejduk, who served as captain during the 2011-12 campaign, will remain as an assistant captain this upcoming season along with Paul Stastny.
According to available research, at 19 years, 286 days, Landeskog is the youngest captain in NHL history. He is 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby, who was 19 years, 297 days when he was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, 2007.
Landeskog becomes just the fourth captain in Colorado Avalanche history, joining Joe Sakic, Adam Foote and Hejduk. The Stockholm, Sweden native is the 11th captain in the history of the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise and only the third European-born, following Hejduk and Peter Stastny.
Andy Sutton received 2 for elbowing on the play. Is more discipline coming?
from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
The rave notices continue to come in for Avs’ rookie Gabriel Landeskog. No less a hockey authority than former Stanley Cup-winning coach Ken Hitchcock said Landeskog reminds him of another former Swedish Avs forward.
“I’ve seen him play twice now live. He reminds me so much of Peter Forsberg in his ability to maneuver in small spaces,” said Hitchcock, who remains employed by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a consultant. “His strength and quickness in small spaces — I’m very impressed.”
NHL.com went all access with rookie Ryan Strome at the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase in Toronto. Watch the video. Strome also spoke at the showcase and said that he is enjoying himself with the guys and is having a good time taking a step back from competition before training camp starts.
Strome also took the time to attend a Toronto Blue Jays game with #2 overall pick Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalance. As you can tell by the video, Landeskog needs quite a tutorial on the game of baseball.