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Top Avs Of All Time: #5 Tyler Arnason

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Guys like Mike Keane, Claude Lemieux, Adam Deadmarsh and Mike Ricci set the bar pretty high when it came to Avalanche players known for their fierce grit and determination. They created some...

Top Avs Of All Time: #6 Rob Blake

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Rob Blake, one of the best defensmen in the history of the NHL, ranks sixth on the list of Top 19 Avalanche Players of All Time.

Top Avs Of All Time: #7 Chris Drury

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Chris Drury has never been a point-per-game player.  He's never scored more than 70 points in a season.  He's also never been named to an NHL All Star team.  And yet, for a player with a hockey...

Top Avs Of All Time: #8 Ray Bourque

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via nbcsportsmedia4.msnbc.com There are few hockey players who can honestly be said to "need no introduction," and Raymond Bourque is definitely one of them, so even though I'm going to write...

Top Avs Of All Time: #9 Alex Tanguay

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Alex Tanguay didn't waste a lot of time establishing himself as a top offensive player when he joined the Avalanche as a rookie in 1999-2000.  And he maintained that reputation over the course...

Top Avs Of All Time: #10 Adam Deadmarsh

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To say that true "power forwards" are a rare breed in the NHL is an understatement.  Most big, brawny forwards these days are really good at checking, fighting and being called for penalties,...

Top Avs Of All Time: #11 Claude Lemieux

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[I suppose I'm not entirely MIA, huh? - Joe] How do you summarize the impact Claude Lemieux had on the Colorado Avalanche, let alone his overall career in the NHL?  Do you focus on the clutch...

Top Avs Of All Time: #12 Sandis Ozolinsh

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These days, when anyone mentions the term "offensive defenseman" in the same breath as "Colorado Avalanche," they're usually talking about John-Michael Liles.  But the original Avalanche...

Top Avs Of All Time: #13 Valeri Kamensky

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Valeri Kamensky had played top-level hockey for nearly a decade before he joined the Quebec Nordiques during the 1991-92 season.  A star player for the illustrious CSKA Moscow team of the late...

Top Avs Of All Time: #14 Paul Stastny

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via www.sportsnet.ca It might be a little presumptuous to include a 22 year-old kid on a list of the top players in a team's history, especially if that team has been around longer than a couple...

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