ST. LOUIS — Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog was outspoken about the threats to teammate Nazem Kadri ahead of Game 4 on Monday. At the same time, the St. Louis Blues had nothing or little to say about the situation that has local police investigating and the NHL involved.
“It’s very sad,” Landeskog said after a morning skate in which he was the only Avs player who didn’t participate. “But at the end of the day, we’re in the public eye and anything that we do is seen from the outside and it can be judged however it wants. Unfortunately, people think they have the freedom to say and do whatever they want. But we always have security and this is no different. We’re focused on the big Game 4 here tonight. That’s really our main goal.”
In the Blues’ pressroom, head coach Craig Berube declined to comment about the threats to Kadri, whom Blues fans blame for the injury to starting goalie Jordan Binnington early in Game 3. Colorado went on to score four goals on backup Ville Husso and win 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. Binnington on Sunday was ruled out for the rest of the series.
Landeskog would like the Blues to help defuse the public anger towards Kadri. He says Kadri’s contact in the crease with Binnington was the result of a loose puck in his battle with St. Louis defenseman Calle Rosen. Rosen appeared…