Colorado Avalanche: Christmas Gifts from the Team

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Dec 7, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate the overtime win against the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche can be an infuriatingly exciting hockey team. Find out what I see as the biggest gifts from the team and from individual players.

It’s a little peculiar sometimes being a sports fan. You share in the triumphs and agonies of a group over which you have no influence.

There’s a great camaraderie in being a sports fan, though. You develop your own language with your fellow fans. Colorado Avalanche fans know what I’m referring to when I talk about partition pushes, Game 7 tears, rat tricks denied and the passing of the Cup.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Colorado Avalanche. The team has been doing a lot of publicity related to history, and I’ll admit it’s making me a bit nostalgic for the good old days.

However, the nostalgia makes me appreciate the current team as well. Thanks to social media, the Internet in general, and this gig here at Mile High Sticking, I follow the Colorado Avalanche closer now than I ever did in their heyday.

So, in this Christmas season, I’d like to share with you what the team’s biggest gifts are to me right now. I hope you’d like to share what you think of their big gifts in the comment section below!

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