Fans were furious after seeing Landeskog shoved Dach, who was unbalanced and vulnerable during the October 13 game, into the boards.
Colorado Avalanche star Gabriel Landeskog made the trending list on Twitter during the Avs vs Chicago Blackhawks game on October 13th. Spectators saw Landeskog try to block Kirby Dach by pushing him into the boards with his elbow. This at a time when Dach was out of whack and was on his knees. Twitter is full of hateful comments against the Swede for taking this step. “Hitting a guy on the knee like that is dangerous as hell. That Landeskog hit on the roof should be investigated by Player Safety,” tweeted Mark Lazerus of The Athletic.
“Landeskog is a reserved SC-M bag,” said Barstool’s Chief. “I don’t know why Landeskog thinks this is necessary. Just get the W. Why risk it here?” wrote a viewer. “That’s a spring-worthy hit from Landeskog. Knew Dach was on his knee and off balance and drove him headlong into the boards,” wrote James Neveau of NBC Chicago. “Gabriel Landeskog can go all the way for that trash hit on a defenseless Kirby rooftop,” one angry user tweeted. The Avalance won their season opener 4-2 against the Blackhawks.