LW Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
The Avalanche have made it clear that they want to shake up their core. If they don’t trade Duchene, their captain will likely be the one on the move. According to Adrian Dater, the Penguins have at least inquired about the Av’s young captain.
50 GP 13 G 13 A 26 PTS
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My Thoughts: There’s not much variation from Duchene here other than their playing styles. Landeskog is a complete power forward who can score, generate offense and play a solid defensive game. He possesses incredible leadership qualities at the young age of 24. I think Landeskog is one of those unique players who doesn’t become available very often. If there’s a cheap deal to be made here, then I’d be ecstatic to see such a good young player added to the Penguins star studded forward group. Realistically, I don’t think the Penguins will swing a deal for the handsome Swede before this Wednesday.