Not many people came into this NHL season with high expectations for the Colorado Avalanche and their chances on winning the cup. But I don't think many of us predicted that the season would turn out to be this bad.
The Hockey Hall of Fame may not seem as prestigious as the Baseball Hall in Cooperstown or the Football Hall in Canton, but if you spend your whole life on skates, I am sure there is no greater honor than being enshrined in Toronto. That honor came true for six former NHL players today (June 23), two of them former Colorado Avalanche stars.
So that title may be a little discriminatory, and since I don't want anyone to think that I am some sort of jerk, I must say that not all of the Minnesota Wild's fans are crazy chicks. But there is at least one fan from last nights Colorado Avalanche game in Minnesota that is more restraining order type than girlfriend type!
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is most likely done for the rest of the season. The guy who laid the dirty knee-to-knee hit on him will only have to miss seven games, as the NHL suspended the Minnesota Wild left winger Matt Cooke.
After watching the first two games of the the opening round playoff series between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche, there was no question who the quicker/more athletic team was. It was clearly the Avs. Game 3 was a different story though and it seemed as though at least a little of that was a result of the Wilds aggressive play.
I must admit that I haven't watched a whole lot of hockey this season, and no excuses will be good enough to not be called a fair weather fan. But starting tonight, I will be watching the Colorado Avalanche as they begin their quest for the Stanley Cup. Here are a few reasons you should be watching too.
I was never really in to hockey when I was young, but then the Colorado Avalanche moved to Denver and Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Patrick Roy, and others all became household names. (After we all learned how to properly pronounce Roy's last name, of course.)
And now Patrick Roy is back with Colorado as their new head couch and vice president of hockey operations.