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The skinny: Lemieux averaged 1.88 points per game, second in NHL history behind Wayne Gretzky’s 1.92. He is 11th in goals, 12th in assists, and eighth in points despite being limited to 915 games because of injuries and cancer. He won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy voted most valuable player of the playoffs in each of those seasons. Lemieux also won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP three times (1987-88, 1992-93, 1995-96) and the Art Ross Trophy as the League leader in regular-season points six times (1987-88, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97).Fun fact: Subban wasn’t the first player in Canadiens history to wear No. 76 — forward Jozef Balej wore it for four games in 2004 — but he is the only player in the history of the Predators and Devils to wear it. Analysis: “The shutdown defenseman wore No. 75 in the early part of his career before returning to it later on, and he remained a steady option against the opposition because of his imposing size and strength (6-foot-7, 243 pounds).” — Mike G. Morreale, NHL.com staff writer Others receiving votes: Nail Yakupov, 18 (0-6-6); Jamie McGinn, 15 (0-5-5); Tyler Motte, 13 (0-5-3); Jason Bonsignore, 3 (0-1-1); David Kampf, 2 (0-0-2).Fun fact: Lemieux reportedly wore No. 66 at the suggestion of his agent (it’s Wayne Gretzky’s No. 99 flipped upside down). He was the second player in NHL history to wear No. 66 behind Milan Novy, a forward who wore it with the Washington Capitals in 1982-83. The Penguins retired Lemieux’s No. 66 on Nov. 19, 1997, though he came out of retirement in 2000.

Others receiving votes: Marc-Antoine Pouliot, 31 (5-5-6); Pavol Demitra, 29 (4-7-3); Benn Ferriero, 2 (0-0-2); Filip Chlapik, 2 (0-0-2); Beau Bennett, 1 (0-0-1)The skinny: Gill is one of 66 defensemen in NHL history to play in at least 1,100 games, and he won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009. Others receiving votes: Nick Foligno, 26 (0-11-4); Dylan Larkin, 18 (0-5-8); William Karlsson, 4 (0-1-2); Wendel Clark, 2 (0-1-0); Mike Ribeiro, 2 (0-1-0); J-P Dumont, 2 (0-0-2); Mike Foligno, 1 (0-0-1); Jiri Slegr, 1 (0-0-1); Anthony Cirelli, 1 (0-0-1). Fun fact: Jagr was the first player in NHL history to wear No. 68. He did so in honor of 1968, the year Soviet tanks stormed into Czechoslovakia to quell the Prague Spring insurgency.Others receiving votes: Tanner Pearson, 32 (0-14-4); Joonas Korpisalo, 16 (0-2-12); Oleg Tverdovsky, 4 (0-1-2); Oskar Sundqvist, 3 (0-1-1); Tim Thomas, 2 (0-1-0).

Others receiving votes: Tyler Toffoli, 39 (6-9-3); Charlie McAvoy, 17 (0-4-9); Pavel Kubina, 4 (0-1-2); Brendan Gallagher, 2 (0-1-0); Jack Johnson, 2 (0-1-0); Brandon Pirri, 1 (0-0-1).
The skinny: Karlsson has more assists and points than any other defenseman in the League since he made his debut on Oct. 3, 2009. He won the Norris Trophy as the top NHL defenseman in 2011-12, when he had 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists) in 81 games, and again in 2014-15, when he had 66 points (21 goals, 45 assists) in 82 games.Though there is no debate over who the best player to wear that number is, there are 98 other numbers with more than one worthy candidate. That is where the “NHL’s Who Wore It Best?” comes in.Analysis: “Hagelin was my choice for No. 62 because he’s the player that brought the most attention to it by his play and penchant for big goals in big moments.” — William Douglas, NHL.com staff writerFun fact: Bobrovsky wore No. 35 with the Philadelphia Flyers during his first two NHL season before switching to No. 72 when he was traded to Columbus on June 22, 2012. Bobrovsky is the only player to have worn No. 72 with Columbus, but when he signed with Florida on July 1, 2019, the number belonged to forward Frank Vatrano. However, Vatrano traded it to Bobrovsky for a watch and free dinners for one year.

Analysis: “Bobrovsky ushered in a turning point for the Blue Jackets by helping them reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in four of his seven seasons in Columbus. His regular season performance with the Blue Jackets was consistently among the top-10 goalies in the League.” — Rob Reese, NHL.com fantasy editor
Analysis: “Trailblazers should be remembered and that is Ryder, who has more goals and points than any NHL player from Newfoundland, which has sent 27 players to the NHL.” — Shawn P. Roarke, NHL.com Senior Director of EditorialAnalysis: “The intangibles Max Pacioretty brings as a competitor in addition to his six 30-goal seasons in the NHL puts him over the top as the best to wear No. 67. He was captain of the Montreal Canadiens for three seasons and has had a similar influence as an alternate captain for the Vegas Golden Knights.” — Jon Lane, NHL.com staff writer

Why did the Avalanche have a foot on their jersey?
DENVER — Before Bernie entertained fans at Colorado Avalanche games, there was Howler. Standing more than 7 feet tall, “Colorado’s friendliest bigfoot” burst onto the scene when the Avs came to Denver from Quebec City in 1995. He’s the reason many of those classic Avalanche Jerseys you see have the footprint on them.
The skinny: Malkin won the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie in 2006-07, the Hart Trophy as NHL most valuable player in 2011-12, the Art Ross Trophy as the League leader in regular-season points in 2008-09 and 2011-12, and the Conn Smythe Trophy voted as MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2009. Malkin has also won the Stanley Cup three times with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009, 2016, 2017).

Seasons worn: Pittsburgh Penguins 1990-2001; Washington Capitals 2001-04; New York Rangers 2004-08; Philadelphia Flyers 2011-12; Dallas Stars 2013; Boston Bruins 2013; New Jersey Devils 2013-15; Florida Panthers 2015-17; Calgary Flames 2017Analysis: “Andrei Markov was one of the NHL’s most complete defensemen for most of the 2000s and 2010s. He was solid in his own end, and good enough offensively to reach double figures in goals six times.” — John Kreiser, NHL.com managing editorThe skinny: Bellemare, who was never drafted and didn’t make his NHL debut until he was 29 years old, has made a career out of being a defensive-minded center, although this season he has a career-high 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 69 games with the Colorado Avalanche.

Fun fact: Bellemare was issued No. 78 when he arrived at training camp with the Flyers and kept it during his three seasons in Philadelphia. He switched to No. 41 after the Vegas Golden Knights selected him in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, and stayed with it after signing with the Avalanche as a free agent on July 1, 2019.
Analysis: “Not only is Marchand one of the most fun players I’ve ever covered — you truly never know what’s coming — but I think it’s clear that he’s better than the other options for No. 63. Marchand has made himself into a legend in Boston.” — Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com staff writerFun fact: Carlson has worn No. 74 in each of his 11 NHL seasons. Current Capitals teammate T.J. Oshie, who finished second in the voting, wore No. 74 with the St. Louis Blues from 2009-15, but switched to No. 77 after being traded to Washington on July 2, 2015. Others receiving votes: Paul Coffey, 35 (1-15-2); Victor Hedman, 12 (0-1-10); Pierre Turgeon, 5 (0-1-3); Phil Esposito, 4 (0-1-2); Adam Oates, 1 (0-0-1); T.J. Oshie, 1 (0-0-1) Others receiving votes: Andrew Shaw, 28 (0-13-2); Ron Hainsey, 14 (0-4-6); Danny DeKeyser, 7 (0-1-5), Mark Napier, 3 (0-1-2); Andre Burakovsky, 3 (0-0-3).The skinny: Pacioretty has been one of the League’s most consistent goal-scorers since 2011-12, ranking eighth with 260 goals during that span. He has scored at least 30 goals and 60 points in six seasons of those nine seasons, including 32 goals and 66 points in 71 games before this season was paused on March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

What numbers are retired for the Avalanche?
Colorado Avalanche’s 6 Retired Numbers19 – Joe Sakic. … 21 – Peter Forsberg. … 23 – Milan Hejduk. … 33 – Patrick Roy. … 52 – Adam Foote. … 77 – Ray Bourque. … 3 Early Candidates to Fill Blue Jackets’ Head Coaching Vacancy.
Fun fact: Marchand wore Nos. 12 and 17 with Providence of the American Hockey League, but he has worn No. 63 throughout his NHL career with the Bruins.Others receiving votes: Kevin Labanc, 18 (0-8-2); Paul Stastny, 16 (3-3-1); Andrei Nazarov, 11 (0-4-3); Artturi Lehkonen, 4 (0-0-4); Olli Jokinen, 3 (0-0-3); Milan Lucic, 2 (0-1-0); Nicolas Aube-Kubel, 2 (0-1-0); Andrej Sustr, 1 (0-0-1); Thomas Vanek, 1 (0-0-1); Brandon Montour, 1 (0-0-1); Denis Malgin, 1 (0-0-1); Eric Gryba, 1 (0-0-1).

Analysis: “The transformation of Carlson over the past three seasons has been something special. Add the championship to his resume from 2018 and he’s suddenly become arguably the second most important Capitals skater behind Alex Ovechkin.” — Pete Jensen, NHL.com senior fantasy editor
Others receiving votes: Brady Skjei, 23 (0-11-1); Radek Bonk, 16 (0-5-6); Chris VandeVelde, 7 (0-2-3); Andrew Peters, 5 (0-0-5); Dustin Penner, 1 (0-0-1).Fun fact: Malkin wore No. 71 for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Russian Superleague (predecessor to the Kontinental Hockey League) and kept it when he came to the Penguins when Konstantin Koltsov, who wore No. 71 in 2005-06, wasn’t tendered a contract and returned to Russia.

Analysis: “I lost sleep over this one. I’m with Ray Bourque at 77 also, but I can’t believe I’m uttering a sentence and saying that Paul Coffey was not the best player to ever wear that number, because he was so special. But Bourque won the Norris Trophy five times, and I think the difference between the two players was Raymond was a better defender. Raymond was an elite defender. Paul was a good defender.” — Brian Burke, former NHL executive and current Sportsnet analystOthers receiving votes: Kevin Weekes, 41 (7-9-2); Geoff Sanderson, 11 (1-0-8); Ilya Bryzgalov, 7 (0-1-5); Antoine Vermette, 3 (0-1-1); Chris Stewart, 2 (0-0-2).

Fun fact: Karlsson wore Nos. 8 and 51 before being issued No. 65 with Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2008-09. He’s worn No. 65 throughout his NHL career and is the only player in Senators history to do so.

Fun fact: When Owen Nolan was acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade with the San Jose Sharks in March 2003, Antropov decided to change from No. 11 (Nolan’s number with the Sharks) to No. 80, the year he was born.

Can you wear 69 in the NHL?
3, 2011, and played seven seasons in the League, including winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 (wearing No. 11). Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.
The skinny: This was the closest race in the 80s with Antropov edging Kevin Weekes by six points. The center had three seasons in which he scored at least 20 goals, including an NHL career-high 28 in 81 games with the Maple Leafs and Rangers in 2008-09.The skinny: Marchand is fifth among all NHL players with 357 points (137 goals, 220 assists) since the start of the 2016-17 season, and his 1.20 points per game during that span is tied for third with Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Marchand won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins as a rookie in 2011, when he had 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 25 playoff games.

The skinny: Ryder had an NHL career-high 63 points (25 goals, 38 assists) in 81 games with the Canadiens as a rookie in 2003-04, and he went on to score at least 30 goals three other times. Ryder also had 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 25 playoff games in 2011, when he helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972.
The skinny: Since 2011-12, no player has appeared in more Stanley Cup Playoff games than Hagelin (128). He has 48 points (22 goals, 26 assists) during that span, including going to the Stanley Cup Final with the Rangers in 2014 before winning the Cup with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.Analysis: “I have long admired Rick Nash and the burden he so admirably shouldered in a new market, then the biggest market (New York).” — Tim Campbell, NHL.com staff writer

The skinny: Bourque won the Norris Trophy five times and was voted to the NHL First All-Star Team 13 times in his 22 NHL seasons. After being traded by Boston to Colorado late in the 1999-2000 season, he finally won the Stanley Cup in 2001 before retiring shortly thereafter. Among defensemen in NHL history, Bourque ranks first in goals, assists, points and power-play goals (173), and third in playoff points with 180 (41 goals, 139 assists) in 214 games.Fun fact: Gill wore No. 75 as a rookie with the Bruins, but he didn’t wear it again until signing as a free agent with the Canadiens on July 1, 2009. He wore No. 25 with the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as No. 2 with the Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Others receiving votes: Mike Hoffman, 33 (0-14-5); Ziggy Palffy, 13 (0-5-3); Melker Karlsson, 7 (0-0-7); Victor Olofsson, 2 (0-0-2); Yannick Weber, 1 (0-0-1).

Is Icy Avalanche a warm gray?
A beautiful white paint on Maple, Icy Avalanche features warm gray undertones highlighted with a dark brown glaze.
The skinny: Carlson led NHL defensemen in points with 75 (15 goals, 60 assists) before the season was paused on March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, his second straight season with at least 70 points. He also had 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 24 playoff games in 2018 to help the Capitals win the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history.Analysis: “Jagr wore the same number for nine teams over 24 NHL seasons as he evolved from hotshot to superstar to graybeard. He is as synonymous with No. 68 as just about any player is with any number.” — Nicholas J. Cotsonika, NHL.com columnist

What are the new colors of the Colorado Avalanche?
The Colorado Avalanche unveiled its new reverse retro uniform from adidas Thursday, a look inspired by the state flag. The prominent logo on the front of the sweater is the red “C” with a yellow sphere representing the sun inside of it. The jersey is white, featuring navy on the sleeves, with red and gold stripes.
Analysis: “Bellemare has been a reliable shutdown forward who has averaged 2:16 of shorthanded ice time per game in his NHL career and won more than 50 percent of his face-offs (50.3).” — David Satriano, NHL.com staff writer

Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.Analysis: “Erik Karlsson’s dynamic ability and entertaining approach to the game has been obvious since he reached the NHL. For me, when I see the No. 65, Karlsson is the first player I think of.” — Adam Kimleman, NHL.com deputy managing editor

Who dented the Stanley Cup Avalanche?
Aube-Kubel Aube-Kubel infamously dropped and dented the Cup as he raced to meet his teammates for a group photo.
Others receiving votes: Mike Ribeiro, 24 (0-10-4); Tyler Ennis, 20 (0-5-10); Evgenii Dadonov, 11 (0-3-5); Nick Bonino, 3 (1-0-0); Sam Bennett, 2 (0-1-0)

The skinny: Markov had seven seasons with at least 40 points, three with at least 50 points, and an NHL career-high 64 points (12 goals, 52 assists) in 78 games in 2008-09.Candidates will be debated, and the winners revealed, in a weekly, five-part series first airing on Sportsnet, NHL.com and League platforms each Friday at 5 p.m. ET, and re-airing each Tuesday on NBCSN (5 p.m. ET) and NHL Network (6:30 p.m. ET). NHL.com will provide the list of winners each Friday at 5:30 p.m ET following the premiere of each episode, beginning this week.Fun fact: Bourque played his first eight NHL seasons wearing No. 7 before famously switching to No. 77 on Dec. 3, 1987, when the Bruins retired No. 7 in honor of Phil Esposito. The Bruins retired Bourque’s No. 77 on Oct. 4, 2011, and the Avalanche followed suit on Nov. 24, 2001.The skinny: Holtby helped Washington win its first Stanley Cup championship in 2018 after being replaced by Philipp Grubauer as the Capitals No. 1 at the start of the playoffs. He relieved Grubauer in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round and never looked back, going 16-7 with a 2.16 GAA and .922 save percentage. Holtby won the Vezina Trophy as the League’s top goaltender in 2015-16, when he tied Martin Brodeur for the most wins in a season in NHL history with 48. Since 2013-14, Holtby has the most wins the League with 245, 20 more than Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.

The skinny: Subban won the Norris Trophy during the lockout-shortened season in 2012-13, when he had 38 points (11 goals, 27 assists) in 42 games with the Canadiens. He followed that with three straight seasons with at least 51 points, including an NHL career-high 60 (15 goals, 45 assists) in 2014-15. Subban also played a key role in helping the Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017.
Others receiving votes: Mark Stone, 33 (0-15-3); Cory Stillman, 14 (0-3-8); Maxim Afinogenov, 5 (0-0-5); Justin Braun, 3 (0-0-3); Corey Perry, 2 (0-1-0).The skinny: Nash scored at least 30 goals seven times for Columbus, including 41 in 2003-04, when he shared the Rocket Richard Trophy with Ilya Kovalchuk and Jarome Iginla. Nash would go on to top that later in his career when he scored 42 goals for the Rangers in 2014-15.

Is Icy Avalanche a warm or cool color?
Description. Icy Avalanche on Maple is a cool off-white cabinet color with gray undertones, making it an excellent foundation color for many palettes.
Analysis: “The No. 76 has only been worn by a few dozen players, and Subban stands out the most for his body of work on ice as well as his personality off it.” — David Satriano, NHL.com staff writer

Fun fact: Hagelin has worn No. 62 for all but 43 games during his NHL career. That number was being worn by Chris Wagner when Hagelin was acquired by the Anaheim Ducks in a trade with the Rangers on June 27, 2015, so he chose No. 26 and kept it even after Wagner was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 15, 2015. When Hagelin was traded to the Penguins on Jan. 16, 2016, he returned to wearing No. 62.
Analysis: “Granlund scored at least 54 points in three straight seasons from 2016-19, but what’s more impressive is his ability to play in all situations. Of his 111 NHL goals, 24 have come on the power play and eight have been shorthanded.” — David Satriano, NHL.com staff writer The skinny: Granlund had an NHL career-high 69 points (26 goals, 43 assists) in 2016-17 and followed it up with 67 points (21 goals, 46 assists) in 2017-18. He was acquired by the Predators in a trade on Feb. 25, 2019, and has 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) in 63 games this season. Analysis: “Antropov was my choice for No. 80 because of his imposing two-way nature. He could play up and down the lineup and contributed when needed consistently for more than a decade in the NHL.” — Rob Reese, NHL.com fantasy editorWayne Gretzky’s No. 99 is retired throughout the NHL not only because he is considered the greatest player in League history, but because the number and his name are synonymous. The skinny: Desjardins signed his first pro contract to play with Laredo in the Central Hockey League, parlayed that into a contract with Phoenix in the ECHL, and eventually landed with Worcester in the American Hockey league, the affiliate of the Sharks. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 3, 2011, and played seven seasons in the League, including winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 (wearing No. 11). NHL.com writers and editors have cast their votes, each selecting his or her top three for each number, with the top vote-getter receiving three points, second place receiving two points and third place receiving one point. Others receiving votes: Patric Hornqvist, 28 (0-10-8); Artemi Panarin, 13 (1-3-4); Mathieu Schneider, 12 (1-3-3); Ron Hextall, 3 (1-0-0); Erik Cole, 2 (0-0-2); Thomas Chabot, 2 (0-0-2). The skinny: Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy as the League’s top goaltender twice with the Blue Jackets (2012-13, 2016-17), and he also helped them win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time in their history when they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2019 Eastern Conference First Round. He has won at least 30 games five times, including an NHL career-high 41 in 2016-17, and has had a save percentage of at least .921 four times. Among goaltenders to play at 200 games since 2013-14, Bobrovsky is fourth in wins (215) and tied for ninth in save percentage (.917).

Analysis: “Desjardins is one of two NHL players in history to have worn this number, and the gritty forward had some good seasons wearing it with the San Jose Sharks.” — Tracey Myers, NHL.com staff writerThe skinny: Jagr ranks first in NHL history in game-winning goals (135), second in points, third in goals and games played, and fifth in assists and points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (201). He won the Stanley Cup twice with the Penguins (1991, 1992), the Hart Trophy as NHL most valuable player once (1998-99), and the Art Ross Trophy as the League leader in regular-season points five times (1994-95, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01). Jagr is still playing professionally in the Czech Republic at the age of 48.

Others receiving votes: Ryan Reaves, 34 (2-13-2); Walt Poddubny, 16 (2-3-4); Connor Clifton, 4 (0-0-4); Yann Danis, 1 (0-0-1); Radko Gudas, 1 (0-0-1); Brett Lindros, 1 (0-0-1); Leroy Goldsworthy, 1 (0-0-1).
The Colorado Avalanche on Thursday unveiled on Twitter the jerseys the team will wear for its NHL Stadium Series game on Feb. 15 at the Air Force Academy.

How many Avalanche Championships are there?
three Stanley The Avalanche have won three Stanley Cup championships (1996, 2001, and 2022). The franchise was originally based in Quebec, Canada, and was known as the Quebec Nordiques (French: “Northerners”).
The team released a video of Gabe Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar receiving a sneak peak at the jerseys at Family Sports Center in Centennial.The game will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 and will air on NBC. This is the Avs’ second outdoor game — the team hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in 2016, losing 5-3. The tri-colored uniform, a special-edition ADIZERO jersey designed by Adidas, features burgundy across the bottom half, blue across the shoulders and white in the middle. The white space is a triangle representing Colorado’s snow-capped mountains and also serves as the “A” for Avalanche. Four burgundy triangles represent the state’s red rocks and also serves as the negative space for the “A.” An NHL Stadium Series patch sits on the right shoulder. The blue represents the state’s sky. On the inside behind the neck is the Colorado flag. The angular design is inspired by the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy. The Avalanche will take out outside this winter! Show your team with this specially designed jersey made just for this special event in Avalanche history at the Air Force Academy. Head into the elements with Avalanche Stadium Series jersey.

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We will request photo evidence for our records and provide a return label (Domestic Only) if an exchange needs to be made. We must be notified of any defects within 3 days of delivery. Any claims beyond the 3 days cannot be replaced.Forsberg played almost 600 games for the Avalanche across 11 seasons, racking up 217 goals and 755 points. He won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie in 1994-95 – the team’s last season in Quebec. He later went to five All-Star Games and won the Hart Trophy and Art Ross Memorial Trophy in a magical 2002-03 campaign. That season, he led the NHL with 77 assists and 106 points and topped the league with a plus-52 in plus/minus.

The greatest player in Avalanche history was the first to get his number retired by the club, seeing his jersey secured in the rafters on Oct. 1, 2009. Joe Sakic led the Avalanche to their first two Stanley Cups, and leads the team in almost every offensive category. Sakic boasts the most goals (625), assists (1,016), points (1,641), power-play goals (205), shorthanded goals (32), and games played (1,378) in franchise history. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.
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I feel compelled to give the jersey a passing grade based on the design of the patch alone. In fact, I’d go on to say that, had the entire jersey been based around this type of design, the jersey would have been a runaway hit. Instead, Adidas went in an entirely different direct for the logo (more on that later). The patch is heat-pressed, and upon viewing several different jerseys at Pepsi Center, I noticed that a few of the patches were not given equal treatment.
As I mentioned in my analysis of the Stadium Series patch, had this been the motif that Adidas had built this jersey around from the very beginning, this jersey could have become an instant fan favorite. When the jersey leak happened, the backlash was swift and palpable. Adidas had no time to hit the eject button and start fresh given how much time had already elapsed in the season. Meanwhile, the Avalanche were left with little choice other than to delay the launch of their jersey for as long as possible and to use their PR to put a positive spin on this abomination creation.I think the photos will sum this one up nicely. I included the replica jersey price for comparison, but there are a lot of differences between the replica and authentic jerseys that would be better served in a separate article. Bottom line: you will pay a premium for higher quality, but just beware that higher quality isn’t 100% guaranteed with the purchase of an authentic jersey.

I want to like this jersey. I really, really want to like this jersey. I want to be able to embrace something that is fresh, innovative, and different. Unfortunately, this jersey is just too far of a reach for me. The concept is novel, but it does not feel like it’s an Avalanche jersey at all. At its core, it probably wants to feel as though it has the spirit of an Avalanche jersey, but as I mentioned earlier, the sum of this jersey is weaker than its parts. I can admire the pats, but I cannot embrace the parts as a unified concept.
There’s just one problem: its sum is weaker than its parts. It’s a concept that sounds grand in a focus group, but falls short in execution. Hockey fans need feel a connection to the team, and a conceptualization of this nature doesn’t lend to that connection. Sure, there are parts of the Avalanche hidden in this jersey, just as there are parts to the Air Force Academy hidden in there as well. Why conceal these things that should have been so easy to build around and for the fans to connect with? It doesn’t make any sense to create such an abstract jersey when it could have been done so easily using other methods that fans can identify with.

I’ll go one step further. The construction of the jersey is admirable. It is evident that a lot of detail went into the layout of the jersey, and that deserves recognition. Plenty of small details, such as the stitching of the mountains, the negative space to create the capital “A”, and the color borders where blue meets white, and white meets burgundy, are painstakingly crafted.
On January 20, less than one month before tonight’s game, the Avalanche released its successor. Fans had gotten an early glimpse at the new design in a jersey leak a couple months earlier, and the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. My reaction was likewise negative, but I’ve been proven wrong in the past: I had similar a reaction to the 2016 Stadium Series jersey and the Avalanche third jersey when they were first announced, but upon seeing the jerseys close-up, my opinion changed, and I ultimately embraced both designs. I was hoping that my opinion would change once I got a chance to see them firsthand.

Why did the AVS get rid of Howler?
When the Colorado Avalanche first moved to Denver in 1995, a giant yeti named Howler served as the team’s mascot. The gray-haired monster was retired, though, after a Chicago Blackhawks fan claimed he injured her during a scuffle at a March 1999 game.
The NHL has a pattern of utilizing the interior collar to add a little homage to a certain characteristic of that team’s home city. For example, this year’s All-Star Game jersey (hosted by the St. Louis Blues) featured an arch towering over a single star. The Avalanche jersey features the Colorado state flag, which is a great fit thanks to its clean, simple design. When I covered the Adidas ADIZERO jersey release for Burgundy Review in September 2017, there was a lot to dissect for the design that took the Avalanche back to its roots. With this design, some of those elements remain present, but ultimately, this jersey reached for the skies and ended up becoming a reach in and of itself. Here’s what we’ll be seeing tonight. I championed the shoulder patches on the ADIZERO jerseys back in 2017, and the patch design for the Stadium Series jersey is likewise a hit. Taking direct inspiration from the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, the top of the patch features the NHL Shield and a fighter jet complete with a burgundy-tinted con trail streaking past the silver-tipped Cadet Chapel, to soar into the sky. The blue background in this section of the patch is one of three distinct shades of blue featured in the patch.While I didn’t have my 2016 Stadium Series to use as frame of reference, I chose the next best thing: an Avalanche burgundy home sweater. The sizing on the Stadium Series jersey is indeed much smaller than the sleeve numbers on its predecessor, but perhaps it may be a bit too small.Last but not least, we have a simple, but slightly stylized, captain’s “C” and assistant captain’s “A”. This is probably one few positives that can be said about the front of the jersey. I actually like the stylized look of these letters, and I wouldn’t mind seeing them get integrated into the navy blue alternate jerseys.

As much as I loved the design of the nameplates and numbers on the back of the jersey, I was very surprised with how the numbers on the sleeves turned out. The sleeves have had comically large numbers on them since the inception of the Stadium Series concept. The thought process in this intentionally hilarious design of the sleeves was to assist Mr. and Mrs. Hockey Fan in spotting which player was which on the outdoor ice surface. The 2016 Stadium Series sleeve numbers were no exception. This trend seems to have broken away from those gargantuan sleeve numbers, ushering in a more compact design.
Perhaps you disagree with my assessment, and you feel that this jersey is a striking new look. If so, then I heartily encourage you to add this jersey to your collection…after it goes on sale. There’s no reason to pay upwards of $250.00 for a Cale Makar jersey that may potentially be seen on the ice for one night only. Be patient and wait for the sale!All right, I can’t put it off any further. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: the logo. Actually, I’ll let Matty Merrill, director of design for Adidas Hockey, talk about the logo. As he told ColoradoAvalanche.com here, ” The Air Force is known for pushing the limits, so we took the traditional markers of Stadium Series, futuristic looks and stadium-size numbers, and pushed them to the absolute bleeding edge.”

As impressed as I was with the shoulder patch of the jersey, I was similarly pleased with how well the Avalanche nameplates and numbers provide a nice contrast to the medley of colors featured in this jersey. The scheme feels similar to the striping on the sleeves of the 2016 Stadium Series jersey, but the gray stripe separating the burgundy and blue has been supplanted with a white stripe. This, in turn, creates a horizon line, with the blue representing the sky and the burgundy representing land, to a strikingly beautiful effect. Fun fact: the word, “Colorado” is translated from the Spanish word meaning, “red land” or, “red soil”. This color scheme couldn’t be more Colorado-based!
I’ll give a proverbial stick-tap to Adidas for trying to do something that is an incredible departure from conventional jersey norms. Taking a team crest and blowing it up to colossal proportions is a gutsy call. I understand what this logo is supposed to be in concept: a large, white “A” to indicate the Avalanche (complete with burgundy-tinted negative space to simulate a capital “A”), burgundy mountains at the base, and the blue skies of Colorado.

This was a stark departure from what Avalanche fans had begrudgingly accepted out of the Reebok Edge design. There were no frills, no excess, and even better, not a trace of piping. There was just enough change to make this design stand apart from its fellow burgundy and blue contemporaries while maintaining an aura of a “traditional” hockey jersey. The Avalanche released this sweater well in advance of the Stadium Series game, and fans eagerly snatched up the new threads upon its release.
The Adidas logo is featured at the base of the collar, and the shoulder yoke is comprised of the same dotted design featured on the home and away jerseys. The player name is written in the same script used on the Avalanche burgundy home jersey. The letters are individually sewn onto the nameplate, and the nameplate is likewise sewn into the back of the jersey. Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of nameplates on what’s supposed to be an authentic jersey. I believe that the player names should be stitched onto the actual jersey fabric, but nameplates appear everywhere–even on the professional-grade jerseys worn in game–so this personal gripe of mine won’t be appeased for some time. Win some, lose some.While the 2016 variant boldly presented the Colorado “C” front and center, the 2020 update opts to keep the “C” con”C”ealed (you “C” what I did there?). The shade of blue in the Colorado state flag isn’t a precise fit for the other shade of blue that is so prevalent in the jersey, the fact that it is concealed behind the neck doesn’t provide a jarring color clash.

The number designs are also similar to the current home and away Avalanche jerseys, but with two alterations. The first, and easiest to spot, is the navy blue border around the numbers. The second is the rounded ovals in the numbers 6 and 9 are actually narrower than on the home and away jerseys. It’s a subtle detail and one that won’t really be spotted unless you’re really, really looking. It doesn’t take anything away from the design; it was just a small detail I noticed (because I was really, really looking). The strength of this design is how much the border helps the numbers stand out, especially when contrasted against the burgundy base of the jersey. A close look will also reveal the stitched fight strap–a staple of the Adidas ADIZERO jersey line since its release–at the base of the numbers.
You may notice that the “ADIZERO” word-mark has been replaced by the “AREOREADY” word-mark in the Stadium Series jersey underneath the collar. There wasn’t much context in jersey tag to describe what “AEROREADY” actually means, but I’m led to conclude that the jersey’s moisture absorbing and repelling capabilities will somehow help you feel, um, ready.The photo below shows Nathan MacKinnon’s Stadium Series jersey sleeve on the left, and his burgundy home jersey sleeve on the right. I placed both sleeves next to each other, and there isn’t too much of a size difference between them. In fact, one could make the case that the burgundy outline on the home jersey actually makes it easier to see the sleeve numbers, and this could have been an area where the Stadium Series jersey could have been tweaked a little to achieve the same result. Perhaps this may explain (in part) why the main jersey numbers have the outline and the sleeves numbers do not.

The above picture is of two different authentic jerseys, and both of them suffer from the same problem. The patch hasn’t been fully pressed to the jersey, and has separated from the fabric. While there are certain to be some defects in mass-produced goods, the fact that it happened on several others is not a good look, especially given the late release of the jersey for sale to the general public. Defects like this should have been eliminated from a production standpoint months ago, especially given this jersey’s price point (more on this in a moment).
For those that may remember the last time the Avalanche played outside, it was at the friendly confines of Coors Field, and the opponents on the docket were the Detroit Red Wings. During the first night of the two-night extravaganza, the Red Wings and Avalanche alumni would square off, stirring up ghosts of yesteryear. Familiar names from the past donned the familiar mountain-peak jerseys, much to the delight of the fans who flocked to the ballpark to be a part the swan song for the most famous rivalry ever to grace the city of Denver and the hockey world at large.Tonight, our Colorado Avalanche host the Los Angeles Kings for the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series at the Air Force Academy in the marque match-up of the 2019-2020 season!

The Stadium Series collar is predominantly blue, save for the pentagon-shaped section of white at the base of the neck. The now-familiar holographic NHL shield is present, with the same finishing touches as the current home, away, and alternate jerseys. A bold “STADIUM SERIES” word-mark is the centerpiece of the patch and displays the other two shades of blue: the word “Stadium” closely matches the hue of the Avalanche color scheme, while the word “Series” takes on a darker shade. A burgundy divider separates the Stadium Series word-mark from the much smaller “Air Force Academy” lettering near the bottom of the patch. A single star on the same blue background as the “Air Force Academy lettering is at the bottom of the patch. The silver patch border is more linear compared to its more rounded predecessor, and the rivets displayed in the border are a clever finishing touch. DENVER, CO – APRIL 06: of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on April 6, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)DISCLAIMER: This site and the products offered are for entertainment purposes only, and there is no gambling offered on this site. This service is intended for adult audiences. No guarantees are made for any specific outcome. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1-800-GAMBLER. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

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The Kings will release theirs on Friday but the leaks have been out there for a while. Like the Avs’ design, if the leaks are legit, then LA’s jerseys will meet the “way out there” standards set by previous Stadium Series looks.The 2020 Stadium Series game between the Avalanche and Kings will take place Feb. 15 at Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. The game will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.The franchise won its NHL-record ninth consecutive division title in 2002–03, but its level of play fell off slightly toward the end of the first decade of the 21st century, as the Avalanche generally posted winning records but failed to have much postseason success. In the 2010s the Avalanche regressed further, as the team entered into its first streak of consecutive years missing the playoffs since the franchise’s relocation to Colorado. The team hired Roy as its new head coach in 2013, and Colorado underwent a rapid improvement during the first campaign under his leadership. Having finished the previous season with the second worst record in the NHL, the Avalanche won a division title in 2013–14, but the team was eliminated in its opening playoff series and returned to the bottom of the divisional standings in 2014–15. After the following season, Roy resigned and was replaced by Jared Bednar. Colorado responded to the change by again finishing in last place in the division in 2016–17. However, in 2017–18 the Avs surprisingly added 21 wins to their previous season’s total to qualify for the playoffs. The team was eliminated in the opening round that season but bettered its performance in 2018–19 by advancing to the second round of the playoffs, where Colorado lost a close seven-game series.Colorado Avalanche, American professional ice hockey team based in Denver that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Avalanche have won three Stanley Cup championships (1996, 2001, and 2022).

After another second-round playoff loss in 2019–20, the Avs dominated the regular season in 2020–21, winning the Presidents’ Trophy for best overall record. Although there were high expectations for the postseason, the team lost in the second round for the third consecutive season. (Both 2019–20 and 2020–21 were shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the latter season also had a different team alignment.) Colorado’s strong play continued in the 2021–22 season. The team finished the regular season with 119 points, the second most in the league. In the first three rounds of the playoffs, the Avs lost only two games, easily advancing to the finals. There they faced the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado ended years of postseason disappointment by winning the series in six games to capture the franchise’s third Stanley Cup.
The franchise was originally based in Quebec, Canada, and was known as the Quebec Nordiques (French: “Northerners”). The team was a member of the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1972 to 1979, winning a WHA championship (known as the Avco Cup) in 1977 behind high-scoring forwards Réal Cloutier and Marc Tardif. The Nordiques joined the NHL along with three other WHA franchises when the two leagues merged before the 1979–80 season.

The team quickly adapted to the higher level of play in the NHL, earning the first of seven consecutive playoff berths in its second season in the new league. Led by centre Peter Stastny and left wing Michel Goulet, the Nordiques advanced to the conference finals during the 1981–82 and 1984–85 seasons. In 1987–88, however, the Nordiques began a streak of five straight seasons in which the team finished in last place in its division. During this period Quebec also posted the worst record in the entire NHL three times. The team’s prolonged futility nevertheless produced a series of high draft picks that the Nordiques used to amass a core of young players who helped Quebec return to the playoffs in 1992–93 and to register the best record in the conference in 1994–95. While the team was thriving on the ice, its profitability was hampered by playing in the smallest market in the NHL. After failing to reach an agreement with the Quebec provincial government that would have relieved the team’s debt and funded a new arena, the Nordiques’ owner sold the franchise to a Denver-based entertainment conglomerate, and the team moved to Colorado in the summer of 1995.
The newly renamed Colorado Avalanche (sometimes shortened to “Avs”) surprised the league during the 1995–96 season by trading for superstar goaltender Patrick Roy, who had become disgruntled with his longtime team, the Montreal Canadiens. Roy’s standout play in goal was a perfect defensive complement to high-scoring centres Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg, and the Avalanche easily won another division title. In the postseason the Avs became the first relocated team to win an NHL title in its first season in its new city by sweeping the Florida Panthers in the 1996 Stanley Cup finals. Colorado remained one of the best teams in the Western Conference through the end of the 1990s, reaching the conference finals three times in the four seasons from 1996–97 to 1999–2000. In 2000–01 the Avs won 52 games—the most in franchise history—and captured a second Stanley Cup by defeating the New Jersey Devils in a seven-game final. Express your Colorado Avalanche and hero’s pride with this Nathan MacKinnon White Stadium Series Jersey! This jersey features authentic Colorado Avalanche graphics and logos along with realistic tackle twill lettering that will make you feel like you’re on the ice! Prove you are the die-hard Colorado Avalanche fan with this Nathan MacKinnon jersey from Reebok! The Avalanche’s most recent reverse retro uniform was a tribute to the Quebec Nordiques, where the team was based before relocating to Denver after the 1994-95 season.Denver professio
nal sports franchises are asking Coloradans the important questions: What’s better (or worse) to incorporate into a jersey, a flag or a license plate?

The Avs (2-1-1) already wear one variation of uniform featuring the Colorado flag. Their sweater for home divisional games has a patch on the shoulders.Earlier this year, the Rockies released their City Connect uniforms in accordance with MLB’s slow unveiling process of alternate looks for every team. Colorado’s was inspired by the state license plate, with green pants and green-and-white jerseys inspired by the mountains on the plate. The Colorado Avalanche unveiled its new reverse retro uniform from adidas Thursday, a look inspired by the state flag. The prominent logo on the front of the sweater is the red “C” with a yellow sphere representing the sun inside of it. *When this finish is chosen, the door and/or drawer front center panel may be constructed of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), except when LaGrange and Liberty door styles or Distressing or Heirlooming are specified.

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This will be the second outdoor game the Avalanche have played; the other was in 2016 against the Detroit Red Wings and played at Coors Field. As we told you last week, country music star Sam Hunt will be performing a special concert to celebrate the 2020 NHL Stadium Series and will play at the first intermission. Partially inspired by the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy, the tri-colored jersey pays homage to the state of Colorado. Top-down, the jersey is blue, white, and burgundy, with an NHL Stadium Series patching the right shoulder. The state’s famed mountains and the Avs’ “A” are represented by a white triangle, with burgundy triangles symbolizing the red rocks spread around the state. The blue background symbolizes blue sky above the mountains and the Colorado state flag is placed inside on the back of the neck. The stadium series jersey was designed by Adidas and has been released as a limited-edition. The jerseys are available for fans to purchase at the Pepsi Center Altitude Athletic Store and online through the NHLshop.com and Adidas.com.The Colorado Avalanche will take on the Los Angeles Kings on February 15 for the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series tour, a special outdoor game at Falcon Stadium. And the Avs just released their new jerseys for the event, and they’re available to the public!What do you think about the limited-edition jersey? Will you be heading out to Falcon Stadium to catch this special outdoor game and root on the team? Sound off in the comments below.

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Adidas has touted the fact that this is the largest crest ever fitted to an Adizero jersey—helpful when fans have to sit farther away from the action in a football stadium setting.

Why is 99 not allowed in hockey?
99 is retired throughout the NHL not only because he is considered the greatest player in League history, but because the number and his name are synonymous. Though there is no debate over who the best player to wear that number is, there are 98 other numbers with more than one worthy candidate.
“The triangular shape is modeled after Air Force’s Cadet Chapel,” according to the Avalanche press release. “The sleek, angular lines of the campus’ buildings and its jets has been blended with the Avalanche’s DNA to create a hybrid with the Air Force.”As is standard these days, the Adidas-designed jerseys feature no shortage of meaningful details and subtle visual storylines. Whether that will be enough to win over fans with more traditionalist design sensibilities remains to be seen.As for the other details of the uniform, the Kings have gone with a stenciled version of their elongated numbers. And inside the collar is a checkerboard pattern with a new “KINGS” wordmark that merges past and present design elements.

The “LA” crest is just as enormous as their opponent’s. And the rest of the uniform was clearly created with military aviation in mind. In fact, for design inspiration, the Kings themselves turned to the P-51 Mustang fighter plane, which was “manufactured in the heart of El Segundo, quite possibly on the same ground where the Kings practice facility sits today.”
If you can’t enjoy these jerseys, you don’t have enough happiness in your life. For a one-off event, these are brilliant. And the more the NHL and Adidas can make jerseys like this work, the easier it’ll be to push hockey uniforms into the future.