Having moved from Michigan, I have lived in Colorado for six years. I have adopted every local Denver professional sports team, but one. As the playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche is about to begin, this reflects my sentiment well:
Colorado? The Avalanche? The return of the rivalry? Another playoff series between two great hockey traditions — ours, which is based on heroes Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Steve Yzerman, and theirs, which is based on Dr. Evil, Claude Lemieux.
I’m not a huge hockey fan, but I enjoy the NHL playoffs when I get a chance to sit down and watch them. And I do plan to sit down and watch as much of this series as I can. Go Red Wings! Go Hockeytown!
We’ll discuss the topic again here when the series is over.