Colorado Avalanche hockey is back, and it’s almost like we’re picking up where we left off in the playoffs.
Hockey is back Colorado Avalanche fans. After the game, I had no voice and sore hands. How about you?
This morning my voice is just starting to recover and I’m going to need it again for Saturday night, especially if the game is anything like last night was.
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I couldn’t believe the atmosphere outside Pepsi Center as I approached it. There was the feeling of Playoff Hockey in the air. The bands, the fun games and face painting. It was just like being at the Playoff Tailgates at the end of last season.
Funnily enough, I spoke to one of the KSE staff there taking photos and she said that was exactly what they wanted; for us fans to feel like it was a playoff atmosphere. They did it! It sure felt that way to me.
And all this had me hyped just standing in the lines to enter Pepsi Center BEFORE the boys even hit the ice.
Even the pre-game light show bracelets were the same.
Didn’t you love the way the players were introduced? So much fanfare. So much loud cheering, even before the puck had dropped.
What a way to start the 2019-2020 Avalanche season.
And I loved the video talking about us all being part of a family. We are, for sure. I don’t know about you, but being connected with other fanatical Avs fans during the offseason kept me sane.
Colorado Avalanche Twitter was full of great content to keep us Avs fans engaged and ready for this upcoming season.
The team showed us how much they’ve changed since last season. I couldn’t believe the way the new players looked like they were a natural part of the team.
Every player on the ice last night deserved their place.
After the first period, we had won 53% of the faceoffs. When was the last time you saw that percentage for your Colorado Avalanche?
And our Power Play units, wow! Not one but two, who were doing their job. Can you believe it? Someone around me commented we could quickly have the best Power Play units in the NHL. I believe it.
Gru played his playoff hockey to hold the Flames out of the third. Turning himself inside and out to make sure that puck didn’t go into the back of the net.
The guys were awesome, and the chemistry was on fire. There wasn’t one player who didn’t deserve his spot on the team last night, in my opinion.
We had our own fire burning last night and it was scorching.
Let’s wait and see if it continues.
I have a feeling things are going to get tighter, more slick, more accurate and more dynamic. Just a feeling and I can’t wait.
Bring on the rest of the season.