Avalanche power play goal scored by Mikko Rantanen assisted by Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon at 3:47 of the 2nd period.
Avalanche - 2 | Golden Knights - 2
Gabriel Landeskog really wants to fight Zach Whitecloud after the period.
I'm not sure what Whitecloud said, but whatever it was set Landeskog off. He looked possessed trying to get to him.
Landeskog was drafted by COL 2nd overall in 2011. He was named their Captain on Sep 4, 2012. At the time he became the youngest Captain in NHL history.
This will be his 10th season with COL. He is a pending UFA and is free to sign with any club this summer if he isn't extended
Gabriel Landeskog: "I'm excited to be a part of this group. I love all the guys in there."
With the #Avs post season coming to an end, here are their pending UFAs:
Landeskog: "I thought we fought real hard and battled and worked our asses off and kept coming back. A couple bounces go the wrong way and a couple shifts we weren't really engaged, and they capitalize."
To folks saying @Avalanche
need shakeup - Sakic knows more than you.
The avg. age of an NHL team is 27. Avs core: Landeskog (28), MacKinnon (25), Rantanen (24), Makar (22), Byram (19).
Experience is what they need. They’re getting it. It’ll happen.
Stay the course. #GoAvsGo
#GoAvsGo Landeskog, second in NHL with 10 even-strength playoff points, has bounce-back appeal
DFS snake draft for Game 6 between Colorado & Vegas: https://t.co/ZrAKUzhWZ4
End of 2nd Period
Avalanche - 3 | Golden Knights - 4
Shots: 22 | 15
FO%: 44% | 56%
PP: 2/2 | 0/0
PIM: 0 | 2
Hits: 31 | 37
Blocks: 7 | 24
Goals: Mikko Rantanen (Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog) Andre Burakovsky (Cale Makar, Pierre- Edouard Bellemare)
Colorado is about to face some upcoming cap challenges having to pay Landeskog, Makar, Grubaeur, etc. Damn, it's a crying shame they wasted Makar's and Rantanen's ELC years.
1. Makar’s contract, and trying to get him to lowest salary possible 😬
2. Re-sign Landeskog (hopefully for hometown discount)
3. Sign Grubauer to a contract that makes sense
4. Protect Jost in expansion draft
5. Hopefully Seattle takes Graves or Donskoi
The #Avs cap is going to take a big hit this summer with Landeskog, Makar & Grubauer all needing new deals.
Saad is a UFA too.
They have to keep an eye on future cap space with MacKinnon up in two years. https://t.co/vbBRBHu1Fs
so...............landeskog to toronto?
Landeskog on the effects of the past year 2/2: "Obviously, we had a real good team coming into training camp, and with COVID and 300-plus man games missed to injury, I think we battled real hard and I think, like I said earlier, I'm proud of this group." #GoAvsGo
Landeskog: "I'm excited to be a part of this group, and I love all the guys in there." #GoAvsGo
MacKinnon, Rantanen and Landeskog were not big enough. Credit the Vegas defense. The Game 5 win in Colorado was the difference. Vegas scored key goals in key moments. The Avs did not. https://t.co/MkoXV9RGKA
Landeskog on turnovers in the #Avs zone: "I don't know how much more you want me to comment on it. They [Vegas] scored on it. That's the end of it." #GoAvsGo
Landeskog: Listen, I'm real proud of that group in there. I'm proud of the season we've had. Obviously, you're never going to be satisfied, you're never going to be happy until you win that final game of the season, so it sucks. It stinks." #GoAvsGo
Landeskog on what went wrong in the series 5/5: "...But a couple of bounces go the wrong way, and a couple shifts where we're not really engaged and we're not really focused, they obviously capitalize on." #GoAvsGo
Landeskog on what went wrong in the series 3/5: "Game Three, especially, we didn't play good at all. Game Four, we really competed hard, made mistakes that they scored on. And Game Five, obviously we're in control the whole game. Game Five was a really strong effort from us...
well another cup favourite didn’t win it this year and they choked again. like they always do.
I guess it’s time to start the let go of landeskog talk. he was useless.
Let’s start the trade Mack talk because he hasn’t won anything in 9 years.
Naturalnie Grubauer nic nie zawinił (może poza 1 bramką), ale jest jak mówiłem.
Avs nie mają bramkarza na miarę mistrza a VGK mają mistrza w bramce. To się musiało tak skończyć.
PS - Landeskog to najlepszy kapitan tej ligi. https://t.co/4zQ3xgujWt
Landeskog zostanie, Grubauer zostanie. Młodzi z RFA też. Zobaczymy co z Saadem itp...
Det håber jeg. Og forhåbentlig har Sakic styr på det, når Cale Makar nu skal have rigtige penge, og Landeskog også skal have ny kontrakt 🪤💸
Landeskog had the most points in his 3rd year with 65.
Oops. I'm just saying that was my original point. I get your original point now but I'm also a loser who likes to argue and comes from a family with people who will never mention they are wrong. Though also Mackinnon, Ratenen, and Landeskog also weren't HoFers in there 3rd year https://t.co/DS8T9Ywb2j
Of their 3 trophy finalists this series, Mackinnon disappeared for 3 games, Grubauer gave up several head scratchers mostly as a result of being worn down after being the only good player on the ice for several games, and Makar was ok. That, and Landeskog + Girard were TERRIBLE. https://t.co/2YQYVaktKF