Speedy Avs rookie Nathan MacKinnon trying to dodge the spotlight

Skating and learning fast, Nathan MacKinnon has become the favorite to win the Calder Trophy.
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No matter. A lot of people are watching right now, so the young face of the Avs clearly has more work to do if he wants to keep deflecting the attention and praise. The deeper his team goes into the playoffs, the brighter that spotlight is going to get.

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