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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog having no trouble adjusting to life in America - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN

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Think hockey players are dumb? Read about the 16 year old Gabriel Landeskog's three-year plan for junior hockey. He is now a legit candidate for the Calder Trophy for NHL rookie of the year.

He worked out every day and practiced hard every night.

Raw talent is not enough. The Best work their butts off.

Hard work isn't even enough! My point is that he had a strategy and goals: first year, learn English and acclimate... second year, get stronger and learn to cook... third year, master all household chores.

I see. Actually, well planned and well played.

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