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Gabe Landeskog: “There’s no place I’d rather be”

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Gabe Landeskog re-signed to 8-year deal

Growing up, Gabe Landeskog had posters in his room of the Avs Stanley Cup-winning teams of 1996 and 2001. He says it was always a dream of his be in one of those pictures, donning the Burgundy and Blue, with Lord Stanley’s chalice raised high above his shoulders.

And after signing a new deal Tuesday night, Landeskog will have at least eight more years with the Avalanche to try and get his face—and his team—on one of those Cup-champion posters.

While there was certainly plenty of back-and-forth throughout the contract negotiation with the long-time Avs captain, and all he could really do is remain optimistic and hopeful that a deal would get done.

But there was never really a doubt in his mind that a new deal in Colorado wasn’t going to happen, he says.

“At the end of the day, I was sure what I wanted. My heart is in Colorado; Denver is my home, it’s where I always wanted to be.” Landeskog told the media Wednesday morning. “My heart was nowhere else. There’s no place I’d rather be than in Denver and to play for the Avs.

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“Very happy that we got it done. Relieved, happy and thankful for the continued support from the Kroenke family and Joe and C-Mac (Avs assistant GM Chris MacFarland).”

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A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Scott has so far spent the early parts of his young career covering Colorado hockey — from the Avalanche to the Colorado Eagles to the DU Pioneers. His work can be found across sites such as NHL.com, TheAHL.com and SB Nation, among others. Scott currently resides in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, where he works as a Marketing Executive when he's not writing.

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