Hurricanes' Liles on Avalanche's Zadorov: 'He's got a lot of really good tools'
Liles, who spent seven seasons with the Avalanche, has been skating this offseason in Denver with Zadorov and a handful of other NHLers and believes the 20-year-old has the makings of a reliable defender.
"He's a big kid, obviously very skilled, skates well," Liles told Mike Chambers of The Denver Post. "It will be interesting to see because at 20 years old it can be a daunting task to jump in when expectations are high. It's never easy playing D in this league.
"You can't teach size, that's for sure, and obviously you can see he's got a lot of really good tools."