Found October 22, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Colorado Avalanche the opponent Monday night at Consol Energy Center has a stable of young players who appear to be budding stars. Rookie Nathan MacKinnon 18 Matt Duchene 22 Ryan O'Reilly 22 and Gabriel Landeskog 20 -- all forwards -- are among the key players who helped Colorado carry a 7-1 start into the game. That's not an anomaly Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. He can add Nashville rookie defenseman Seth Jones 19 and Penguins rookie defenseman Olli Maatta 19 to a long list of young players who have stepped into the league and had a rapid impact in recent seasons. It's not he said a product of evolving systems. "I don't think the league has changed" Bylsma said. "There is certainly a thirst to have younger players come into the league maybe quicker than it was years back. I really think the talent and the skill level of the kids -- I say kids but the young players in the game now -- the last five years seven years is completely different t...
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