“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
Ok, we have to start out with the music video the Colorado Avalanche made during the 2013-14 season. It may seem a little cheesy, but remember the spirit of that season.
The Why Not Us season really did feel like an Avs New Age. We had our exciting young players in the likes of captain Gabriel Landeskog, center Matt Duchene and rookie Nathan MacKinnon. These guys weren’t just young and exciting — they were hip enough to make a music video!
Besides that, we had our beloved stars back. Three players whose numbers the Colorado Avalanche had retired had returned to usher in that Avs New Age. Adam Foote was the new defensive consultant. Joe Sakic was our general manager. And, of course, Patrick Roy our head coach.
Remember the magic of that season? If you were a new Avs fan, you got hooked on the excitement. If you were a veteran like me, you started hoping the glory days were back.
Ok, enough with sentimentality. We all know that season ended with a heartbreaking Game 7 loss against the hated Minnesota Wild. Let’s explore those feelings for a minute.