Colorado Avalanche: Ranking the Best Jerseys in Franchise History

Feb 7, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate the win over against the Montreal Canadiens at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Canadiens 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 7, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate the win over against the Montreal Canadiens at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Canadiens 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Nordiques, or “The Men from the North”

These are some of my favorite jerseys in Avs history. They’re simple, they have heritage, and they still look good today.

The logo features an igloo with a hockey stick and a puck, and the fleur-de-lis runs along the bottom of the jersey as well as being the staple of the team’s shoulder patch.

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When the Nordiques were in existence, they were the most northern team in the league, hence the “men from the north” nomenclature.

These jerseys continue to be worn in Canada and in Colorado. And, they may be worn one day again — or at least something similar — if Quebec ever gets a team back.

Now, it’s time to decide if you prefer the dark blue Nordiques jerseys or the baby blue ones:

From what I can tell, the dark blue ones were worn longer than the baby blue ones, but that’s some tough bit of history to track down. Maybe the baby blue ones were just an alternate jersey.

Anyway, the decision is up to you guys.

Time to move on to the final two jerseys on this list.