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Sports Panel

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche’s prospects are bleak when one considers the effects of global warming. Rising temperatures means that someday our beloved Avalanche will melt and morph into the Rapids.

I think we all know that ice skates and sticks don’t mix well with soccer.

Realistically, the true threat of the Avs isn’t global warming, but roster aging. The core players of the team are getting older and aren’t dominant like they once were.



Joe Sakic has been playing since Bush was in office ” the older one, not W. Adam Foote also played in the days when the team was known as the Nordiques.

The younger players haven’t materialized into superstars yet.



Milan Hejduk is a nice complementary player, but cannot dominate on his own. He’s like the hockey version Scottie Pippen. Svatos looks like he’ll be tough if the injury bug doesn’t bite again.

In the end, the Avs will compete in the playoffs, but they simply don’t have the talent for the Stanley Cup. However, if Forsberg comes back healthy, it’ll be time to plan a parade.

I expect the Avs to win the Stanley Cup.

Why, you ask? Well, I would think that considering they barely made the playoffs last year, they could use that as motivation for this year, and win the Stanley Cup back from whoever won it last year!

Never mind that their best player should be in a nursing home, and the team isn’t from Canada.

Never mind anything! Win the Stanley Cup!


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