The worst part of the off-season is upon us. I figured I would try to try to keep some of us entertained the same way that I have been entertaining myself over the past few days: Nostalgia.
I have a cabin up in the mountains full of old stuff. I have been spending a lot of time up there this summer to escape the heat and get away from it all. One of the things up there is a wood-burning fireplace that we hardly use. I was futzing around up there, scotch in hand, and saw something interesting poking out of the metal box in which we store newspaper to fuel that fireplace. I pulled the paper, smoothed it out, and was greeted with this:
Glancing at the top, its a Stanley Cup special section from the Rocky Mountain News, dated May 25, 2001.
I glanced through it and found that every article concerns either the Avs or the Devils, and there are a bunch of fun ads like the one I posted above. When I got home, I tried to go through the RMN archives to get digital copies of these articles to share with you guys, but they are charging a decent amount of money per article to get access to those, so I figured I would just photo and re-type the articles, maybe one a day, to try and keep us a little entertained until Rookie and Training camp.
Since the ad is a little fuzzy, here are some of the highlights:
* NHL Jersey Player Replica - Players' names include: Blake, Drury, Roy, Forsberg & Borque. $150.
* NHL Jersey Blank Replica - $85
* Nike Practice Tee - $18
* CCM Practice Tee - $15
* BlueLine 'Make it a Commitment' Tee - $22
* Zephyr Hammer Avs Fitted Hat - $17
* Zephyr Blizzard Natural Avs Fitted Hat - $17
* Zephyr Breakaway Avs Relaxed Fitted Hat - $17
* New Era Commemorative Stanley Cup Finals Fitted Hat - $24
The bottom lists 12 Garts Sports locations. Not all styles, sizes, or colors available at all locations. Quantities limited. 05/25/01 - 05/30/01.