Colorado Avalanche: Top 10 Moments of 2015

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#1: Colorado Avalanche Celebrates 20th Anniversary Team

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Dec 7, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche alumni and current players are presented before the game against the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The top moment of 2015 happened near the end of the year — December 7, to be exact.

The game was a good one. The Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild at their own game. That’s right, the Avs played the cloggy trap with such success that even Wild forward Zach Parise remarked on how little flow the game had had.

However, the highlight of the night was the celebration of the Avalanche’s 20th anniversary team. The fans voted in the 20 players they wanted remembered from the first 20 years of the team.

The festivities featured a touch of elegance. All the Avalanche notables past and present went out onto the ice for us to appreciate their wonder once more. The greats were there, including Ray Bourque, Sandis Ozolinsh, Rob Blake and Peter Forsberg as well as Sakic and Roy. Also honored were current players, Erik Johnson, Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, Alex Tanguay and Semyon Varlamov.

Twenty lucky fans got to receive the commemorative jerseys off their backs. Throughout the game, the media coordinators at the Pepsi Center played videos celebrating all the high points of the last 20 years — of course, the two Stanley Cups were the greatest highlights.

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Well, Avs Nation, as I observed at the beginning of the post, the Colorado Avalanche is already off to a memorable year just one week in. Nonetheless, what were your top moments of 2015?