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Avalanche vs Red Wings Alumni Game Preview

To kick off the Stadium Series weekend in Denver, the old players that were a part of the true Avs-Red Wings Rivalry will face-off against each other one last time on a rink in Coors Field.

Denver Post

Remember the 1990's? Remember popping open a Surge or a Zima (for the older folks) and kicking back to the sweet sounds of TLC. Remember setting up the VCR to record the X-Files, because you were not going to miss the best hockey game of the year on television that evening? It was the Avalanche and the Red Wings; two teams filled with Hall-of-Fame players competing against each other and hating each other. Tonight, we get to relive that rivalry one last time.

It's just an exhibition. No chances at another Stanley Cup championship will be on the line, but those players that were once in their prime back in those late 1990's game will lace up the skates tonight and face-off. Though this time, their hockey playing careers are long past and they live out new lives these days. Some have stayed in the game of hockey, others have chosen more subtle retirements. Nonetheless, they have taken time out of their busy schedules to take to the ice built upon Coors Field for a chance to let Fans relive those days when there was nothing better than Avs-Red Wings. Let's enjoy shall we.

The Rosters

Red Wings

Doug Brown

Chris Chelios

Dino Ciccarelli

Ty Conklin

Mathieu Dandenault

Boyd Devereaux

Kris Draper

Steve Duchesne

Jiri Fischer

Tomas Holmstrom

Joe Kocur

Mike Knuble

Martin Lapointe

Igor Larionov

Manny Leggace

Nicklas Lindstrom

Kirk Maltby

Darren McCarty

Larry Murphy

Stacy Roest

Brendan Shanahan

Steve Yzerman


Craig Billington

Rob Blake

Ray Bourque

Adam Deadmarsh (Coach)

Greg De Vries

Adam Foote

Peter Forsberg

Milan Hejduk

Dan Hinote

Valeri Kamensky

Mike Keane

Jon Klemn

Claude Lemeuix

Curtis Leschyshyn

Eric Messier

Sandis Ozolinsh

Shjon Podein

Mike Ricci

Patrick Roy

Joe Sakic

Chris Simon

Stephane Yelle


In a game like this, it's a guarantee that the lines will not be set for the game, but go ahead and take your best shots at it. Will Coach Deadmarsh reunite classic lines like Kamensky-Forsberg-Lemeuix? Will he put Forsberg and Sakic together? Will Alex Tanguay make a surprise appearance and reunite the AMP line? Who's to say? Either way, a bunch of old guys are gonna be out on the ice.


Game time: 5pm MT