Edmonton Journal lists "15 things to know" about the Western teams. Apparently, neither the Edmonton Oilers nor the Colorado Avalanche are the youngest team in the NHL. Care to guess who it is?
Colorado: Gabriel Landeskog
Named the NHL's youngest-ever team captain back in September, when he still was 19 years old, Landeskog, the 201112 rookie of the year, turned 20 during the lockout. The flawlessly bilingual (Swedish and English) Landeskog certainly is a self-possessed and charismatic young leader.
The consensus seems to be the Avalanche will need every bit of his leadership - and points - just to crack the playoffs.
Hartley has a history of molding players.
With the Colorado Avalanche, Flames first-year boss Bob Hartley was part responsible for helping to mould the NHL careers of a young Chris Drury, Milan Hejduk, and current Calgary Flames forward Alex Tanguay.
As such, he understands the adjustment period and the struggles that young players face early on. Too much pressure, too soon can be overwhelming. Not enough positive reinforcement can damage, leaving players to second-guess themselves and their abilities.