“I imagined it” – Gabriel Landeskog’s Stanley Cup dream is finally within reach as Avalanche advance to finals » FirstSportz
Gabriel Landeskog, the Colorado Avalanche captain looks forward to his first championship series participation in his 11th NHL season. He has often imagined holding the Stanley Cup over his head and handing it to his teammates. His dream is now just steps away from Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
On Friday, Landeskog said how much he was looking forward to the upcoming game. “Yeah, I’ve fantasized about it quite a lot, especially in the last six weeks or so.” “I mean, it’s — I wouldn’t say it pops into your head all the time, but it’s something, you know, you put your head on the pillow at night, it’s definitely something you think about and visualize and of you are dreaming. You know you have to pull yourself out of this.”
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Gabriel Landeskog’s dream of the Stanley Cup
Although Gabriel Landeskog has always dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup Final, he still keeps a level head and knows exactly what it takes to win the cup. Like I said, after 11 seasons of fighting and building, he doesn’t want to take anything as a guarantee nhl.com.
As he warms up for the finals, Wednesday is fast approaching. The game will take place at 8 p.m. ET at the Ball Arena in Denver. Landeskog noted “I’ve always let myself dream and always let my thoughts go there when they want to.” “But it’s important that I can also break away from that and achieve today and what I can control today and I think that’s what I’m talking about, the hard part of the playoffs and the mental grind of the playoffs. I mean, that’s it, not to get too ahead of the curve. That’s what we talked about with our group: staying in the moment, focusing on what we can do. But yeah, I mean I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t think about it.”
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The tea captain has been with Avalanche since he was selected to the 2011 NHL draft. The Colorado Avalanche missed the playoffs three straight seasons from 2014 to 2017. Landeskog said: “Speaking of tough times, it definitely was.” [coach Jared Bednar’s] the first year. We went into the 6-0 Preseason. We thought we had a good team. We thought we would be good. Things just got worse, even as we did [thought] it couldn’t. … They were just hoping to get back to average, to be an average team, and to be around the 500 at that point would have been great just to not be the NHL’s laughing stock at that time.
He’s finally come close to fulfilling his Stanley Cup dream. Gabriel Landeskog said in return: “To have that opportunity, you realize now what the older guys used to say in my early years, that it’s not easy, that the chance to get to the playoffs doesn’t always come – and the chance to do it Being a good team doesn’t even come about with some people. So obviously it’s a great opportunity for us and we have a lot of work to do, but it’s been a long road to get here.”
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