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Dan Hinote Is Doing Okay

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Dan Hinote used to play for the Avalanche as a lower-line, two-way forward who could hit and skate with competence, and even helped the Avs win the Cup in 2000-01.  Though he didn't make the list...

Profiles In Avalanche History: Jonesy

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"Jonesy" now available I'm a regular reader of ESPN columnist John Buccigross.  I think he's one of the better hockey writers there is, anywhere.  Over the past several months he's been...

Pierre Turgeon Retires For Real

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Finally, after rumors first surfaced back in June, Avalanche center Pierre Turgeon has announced his retirement from the NHL.  After 19 seasons, 1294 games and 1327 total points, "Sneaky Pete" has...

Profiles In Avalanche History: Reech

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What better time to post a retrospective on Mike Ricci than the week in which he announced his retirement from the NHL?  A soccer player turned hockey center (and Geddy Lee lookalike), Mike Ricci...

Leschyshyn Refuses To Get Old

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Former Avalanche player Curtis Leschyshyn (also one of the best last names in hockey history) is not content with playing golf during his retirement from hockey.  No sir.  In fact, Leschyshyn has...

Profiles In Avalanche History: Mr. Lunch Pail

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Jon Klemm These days, the only defensemen that interest the Avalanche are scoring defensemen.  John-Michael Liles, Jordan Leopold, Kevin Shattenkirk, etc., are all d-men who shoot first and...

Profiles In Avalanche History: Deader

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Adam Deadmarsh "There are two types of forwards. Scorers and bangers. Scorers score and bangers bang." --Ken Dryden To say that true "power forwards" are a rare breed in the NHL is an...

Profiles In Avalanche History: Keaner

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Mike Keane "You know, I think they proved that they’re a bunch of homers.  I don’t think they have the balls to play like that in our building, and, you know, they proved that." And with...

Profiles In Avalanche History: The Other #26

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Stephane Yelle In the history of the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, the uniform number 26 is best known for being worn by both Hall Of Fame legend Peter Stastny and now his...

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