97 FIGHT NIGHT in DET, maybe its just my perception but we just got jumped, we held our own for the most part but DET wanted blood, like a pitbull fighting a rabid dog and then to lose in OT. The win seemed to set the course of both teams for the rest of the season. And to not have Simon there hurt even more, he probably would have killed a couple guys.
97 Playoffs Gm4 against DET i believe. Got destroyed by the Wings and I think it came after Roy made some comment about Bowman not being that good of a coach or something. We all knew what he was trying to do, get the troops going after losing gm3, even up to that point the wings were dominating us
, and then to get humiliated in DET no less. ugh.
98 Playoffs Gm1 against EDM, Sakic was suspended right before the series started, we were up 2-0 and EDM mounts a comeback to win 3-2 on a Boris Mironov shot. Listening to sports radio after the game and you just got the sense that this wasnt going to end well. And it didnt, should have been a sweep. Plus that whole year was crap. Avs struggled guys were hurt, long winless streak, lack of depth. and i think Sakic missed like a ton of games cause he got his calf sliced open in the olympics.
99 Playoffs Gm6 --we had them!!, but eversince we won the cup in 96 this core group of players seemed to lack a killer instinct that like a dark cloud haunted this group until Roy retired. Losing leads , letting teams come back in series and so forth. Plus that 99 team was just a blast to watch, the super rookies in Drury and Hejduk, and Fleury. That series was brutal, Dallas seemed to go out of their way to prove how much better than us they were. 1 goal in the last two games. Blek.
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Think it was 06 or 07 against the Ducks, got shutout in the first two games, but the real kicker was in Gm3 losing to Lupul who got all 4 ANA goals including the OT winner thanks to a horrible Brisbois pass. He beat Theo clean too, just sniped it in. Series over.
Getting to go see my childhood hero, arguably one of the biggest sports stars my country has produced, play in front of a home crowd one more time. No wait, he retires and we lose to the flames 9-1. I sat through the entire fiasco. Even the flames fans got tired of taunting us and were leaving early.
Out of about 150 games I've attended, that's the only one I ever left early.