Ok, just like the A&E channel--lets hear about you! I'll lead, feel free to add or ommit any other categories as you feel necessary.
Name: Andy Gender: Male Age: 25 Occupation: Legislative Analyst Favoite Music Artist(s): 311, Sevendust, Van Halen, Billy Talent. Favorite TV show: the Wire Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Hunter S. Thompson, Favorite Av: Foote...Stastny is getting there. Favorite Ex-Av: Forsberg Favorite non-Av: Marian Hossa Next or other favorite team: I enjoy watching about 4-5 other teams, but none enough to favor them over the other few. How else is hockey in your life?: Recurring injuries to both knees and the dissipation of all local leagues have forced me to abandon playing. Prior to 2004 I had played roller hockey for about 6 years. Favorite Av moment: I'd like to say either of the two Cup hoists, but for me it's gotta be the moment Blake got traded to the Avs. With Blake and Bourque dropped into an already great lineup, I knew we were in store for some great hockey, and had a distinct feeling that the cup was in the near future. I even told one of my friends at school at the time that they should just end the season right now so the playoffs could finally start. How and when did you become an Av fan?: Some can answer this question easily--especially those in Denver, mine's a bit more longwinded.
I got here via a few different routes. First off my mother was born in Quebec, never lived there, but my greatgrandparents are from there. (Ironically, my old man is from Detroit; so I could have wound up a Wings fan probably just as easily!) Secondly, it must have been around 91 when the Sharks surfaced in the Northern California area, I saw a game live at the old Cow Palace, and maybe a handful of games on Tv. I enjoyed the sport, but at the time I enjoyed almost every sport I could get my hands on. A few years later I got one of the EA Sports NHL games (93 or 94, can't quite remember; although it's odd that a lot of people from non-hockey cities usually cite EA as a defining influence on their interest in the sport). Everytime I'd play my best friend he'd naturally be the Sharks and I'd always go with what I considered more of my roots, and go with Quebec. It became routine, after a few years of being Quebec passed, the team moved to Denver.
Since I wasn't a huge fan, I didn't really care too much about the move. Actually during the 95/96 cup run, I didn't really follow the team intensely, hockey was still behind baseball as my favorite sport. I did at least get to see most of the series against the Panthers though. Two years later, still casually following the Avs, I entered high school and played baseball on the school team (this seems random, but it'll come together). Baseball still being my passion at the time led me right into tryouts, and then on to making the team. I played about half the season, then got into a bit of a scrap with the star pitcher. After the mess was sorted out, I was asked to leave the team since I was the one fingered as the instigator in the mess. Ironic as it seems, the coach was also the boy's father. The next year the kid high tailed it to some prep school since our baseball program wasn't good enough for him or his bs coach dad. Either way my desire from the sport melted a bit.
Later that spring, rather than playing baseball like I normally did, I was able to look a bit closer at the sport. ESPN (naturally) showed a lot of Avs games, so I got more and more familiar with who I considered "was my team." I still knew a lot of the names, but now I could associate a lot of those lesser mentioned names with faces. When the Osgood/Roy melee went down, I got more emotional about the rivalry than I ever had in any other sport I watched or participated in. I then followed the team as they went into the playoffs, and that cemeted my allegiance to the team and the sport. I was drawn into the aura of the NHL playoffs like most casual fans are. That was the year that the Avs were upset in the playoffs by Cujo and the upstart Oilers. I recall just being very emotionally tied to and upset at the outcome. The following offseason I saw the draft, and got online and did a bit of research on the team, the "non-star players", the prospects, the city, and the heritage of the franchise etc. Somewhere in those recent events I was vaulted from casual fan to hardcore fan--again of not only the Avs, but of hockey in general.
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Name: Tim Gender: Male Age: 16 Location: Port Alberni, British Columbia Status: Single Occupation: McDonald's/Student Favorite Music Artist: 50 Cent, Mike Jones Favorite TV show: 24, Chappelle's Show, Family Guy, The Simpsons Favorite Book: The Hockey News Favorite Avs: Milan Hejduk, Joe Sakic Favorite Ex-Avs: Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg Favorite non-Av: Sidney Crosby Next favorite team: Pittsburgh Penguins Favorite Av moment: Avalanche Stanley Cup win in 2001 How and when did you become an Avs fan: Started in summer of 2000 How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: Got addicted to NHL 99 Position: Defense Shoots: Right
Name:Tom Gender: Male Age: 26 Location: Golden, Colorado Status: Single Occupation: Print shop guru Favoite Music Artist(s): Peter Gabriel, Stone Temple Pilots, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jellyfish, Metallica Favorite TV show: Six Feet Under Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Rudyard Kipling and "The Jungle Book" will always hold a special place in my heart. Also enjoy Edgar Rice Burroughs, both his Martian adventures and the Tarzan books. Favorite Av: Karlis Skrastins, Paul Kariya Favorite Ex-Av: Ray Bourque Favorite non-Av: Jaroslav Spacek Next or other favorite team: Boston Bruins, Atlanta Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers. In that order. How else is hockey in your life?: I grew up playing it, from the time I was 5 until I was 16. Had to give it up after undergoing major back surgery. Coached for a couple years afterward but I just can't stand hockey parents. Someday I'll take to the ice again in some capacity. Favorite Av moment: There was no more shocking moment to me than when my favorite all-time player, Raymond Jean Bourque, was traded here. My father and all my friends knew how stunned and delighted I'd be and called me up to make sure I knew the news. During the whole trade talk fiasco I was convinced he'd be traded to the dreaded Flyers. Ray actually winning the Cup is a very, very close second... LEAST favorite Av moment: The firing of Bob Hartley. Though I still feel it was a move Lacroix had to make, and made a great situation for Atlanta, Hartley was a great personality here in the Denver Metro Area, a great coach and a great guy. He deserved better, FAR better than this. I still miss his witty banter on the weekly coach's show on AM950 The Fan. How and when did you become an Av fan?: Grew up a Bruins fan, mainly b/c of Ray, but when the Avs came here, I of course rooted for them! Shoots: Right Position: Defense
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Location: Wichita, KS
Status: 5+ year relationship
Occupation: College Admissions
Favorite Music: The Beatles, The Killers, Metallica, The Red Hot Chili Peppers *in that order*
Favorite TV Show: Dexter, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Parks & Rec, The Office, Arrested Development, Parenthood
Favorite Book: "Have a Nice Day" and "Tietam Brown" both by Mick Foley
Favorite Av: Ryan O'Reilly, Matt Duchene, Gabe Landeskog
Favorite Ex-Av: Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy, Peter Forsberg
Favorite Non-Av: Seth Jones
Next Favorite Team: Winnipeg Jets
Favorite Av Moment: Classic Avs/Red Wings Rivalry...that and 01 Stanley Cup
How and When Did You Become an Avs Fan: Disney hooked me as a kid w/ the Might Ducks movies, that's ho I got into Hockey. After opening a pack of trading cards I got a "Joe Sakic" Nordiques card, liked the whole look of their kit. Then when the Avalanche moved to Denver I got more into it, fell in love w/ the team.
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Reason: Some more updating.
Name: Filip Gender: Male Age: 21 (born in september) Location: Bornem (near Antwerp and Brussels), Belgium (near France ) Status: Single Occupation: Studen at the university of Antwerp, I'm in my fourth year (out of 5) of Law school Favoite Music Artist(s): I'm a Huge Bob Dylan fan. But I also like a ton of other music, ranging from Neil Young to Godspeed you! Black Emperor and many, many more. (I'll just add Belgian band dEUS for good measure) Favorite TV show: Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, the Simpsons Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): I really like Kafka. But I've also enjoyed tons of other great books... I kind of lost my appetite for literature though lately, I haven't read a book in half a year... Favorite Av: Foote (honourable mention to Forsberg, Sakic) Favorite Ex-Av: Drury Favorite non-Av: Ilya Kovalchuk Next or other favorite team: I like many teams, I prefer offensive minded teams, so I also like the 'Nucks a lot (keep that quiet please will you) How else is hockey in your life?: Well, I try to follow it as much as I can from this hockey hotbed. Meaning I follow it as much as the internet allows me . Favorite Av moment: Probably Bourque with the Cup, even though I wasn't following it as closely as now back than... How and when did you become an Av fan?: I have no idea actually, it just gradually happened for me.
I always loved hockey but it was never on much here on the telly. So I started following it over the net some years ago, and I started favouring the Avs... Probably some dark force drew me to the Avs ..
Name: John Gender: Male Age: 18 Location: Natrona Heights, PA Status: Single Occupation: Student Favoite Music Artist(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hoobastank Favorite TV show: Family Guy Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Any book written by Dale Brown or Michael Crichton Favorite Av: Adam Foote Favorite Ex-Av: Patrick Roy Favorite non-Av: Ilya Kovalchuk Next or other favorite team: Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers How else is hockey in your life?: Men's league ice and roller. Favorite Av moment: 1996 Stanley Cup LEAST favorite Av moment: Gotta go with the Statue of Liberty too How and when did you become an Av fan?: "When Patrick Roy was traded, so was I." Gotta go with the same as Renegade too, lol. Position: Defense
Age: 30...my god I hope I'm not the oldest
Location: Phoenix, AZ...hopefully back to Colorado soon
Status: Married with dogs (Bourque and Blake...My wife's obsessed)
Occupation: Broadcast News Producer
Favoite Music Artist(s): Ben Folds, AIC, Helmet, Living Colour
Favorite TV show: Sopranos
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): I read so much at work, I generally don't do it much at home.
Favorite Av: Sakic
Favorite Ex-Av: Radim Vrbata
Favorite non-Av: Dany Heatley
Next or other favorite team: Probably Atlanta with the Boob Hartley connection
Favorite Av moment: Bourque finally hoisting the cup in an Avs jersey.
How and when did you become an Av fan?: Was living and working in Vail, and latched onto them after being a distraught North Stars fan after the move to Texas.
Location: Wash Park
Favorite Music Artist: Ima Robot, Mr. Lif, The Eels
Favorite TV show: Family Guy, FNC, The Food Network
Currently Reading: Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them.
Favorite Av: D-Mo and new Favorite Kono.
Favorite Ex-Av: The man on my Jersey, Greg De Vries
Favorite non-Av: Marian Hossa
Next favorite team: The Caps (Originally from DC)
Favorite Av moment: Watching Borque Kiss the cup
How and when did you become an Avs fan: A few years back I was bored and watching TV and an Avs game was on. 2-2 tie with Anahiem, and from then on, I was hooked.
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: Same time I became an Avs fan
Name: Robert Gender: Male Age: 31 Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia Status: Single Occupation: Comp tech Favoite Music Artist(s): Pink Floyd, Metallica, Ozzy, Yes, and more Favorite TV show: Seinfeld, Cheers, Threes Company Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Stephen King Favorite Av: Forsberg Favorite Ex-Av: Patrick Roy Favorite non-Av: Owen Nolan Next or other favorite team: Toronto Maple Leafs How else is hockey in your life?: It's not at this time. Favorite Av moment: Bourque raising the Cup. LEAST favorite Av moment: The game 7 ass kicking from Detroit How and when did you become an Av fan?: "When Patrick Roy was traded, so was I." "Gotta go with the same as Renegade too, lol."
Patrick was my favorite player since I was around 13 years old ...so I HAD to follow him. Position: Hmm ...whatever pleases her the most.
"Age: 30...my god I hope I'm not the oldest"
Hey Sakic19 ...I got ya beat so don't feel lonely. :p
Name: Thomas Gender: Male Age: 25 Location: Miami, Florida. Lived in Breckenridge or Denver for 24 of my 25 years on this earth. Status: Single Occupation: Real Estate. I buy homes, fix them up, and sell them Favoite Music Artist(s): Dave Mathews Band, 311, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones Favorite TV show: The Sopranos, Pardon the Interruption, Howard Stern E! show, HNIC Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Too many to list, I collect baseball books, probably Ball Four by Jim Bouton Favorite Av: Peter Forsberg has always been my favorite, but Sakic, Foote and Hejduk would all be 1b. This franchise has had so many great players to root for over the past 9 years. Favorite Ex-Av: Chris Drury, Patrick Roy, Marc Denis Favorite non-Av: Roberto Luongo, Jay Bouwmeester, Ilya Kovalchuk, Mark Messier Next or other favorite team: I go to about 30 Florida Panther games a year now, I want to see them make the playoffs but it just isn't the same as rooting for the Avs. How else is hockey in your life?: Spend countless hours watching it in person, on NHL Center Ice, reading about it, playing it. Favorite Av moment: Nothing will ever top being 8 rows away from Sakic passing the Cup for Bourque to raise, but I'll never forget a December 1996 game against the Red Wings at the old McNichols Arena. The Wings couldn't get revenge on Lemieux since he was out with an injury, but they still sent Rene Corbet and Alexi Gusarov out of the game on stretchers with questionable hits. Gusarov even swallowed his toungue, that was a scary thing to see after coming home and watching the tape. Anyway, it was a very emotional game and Eric Lacroix scored the winning goal late in the third period to give the Avs a great 4-3 victory. How and when did you become an Av fan?: My Dad has always been a big hockey fan and took me to a lot of Colorado Rockies/Flames/Rangers/Grizzlies games when I was a kid. He bought season tickets as soon as the move from Quebec was announced (we knew how good they were and how much young talent they had. Sakic, Forsberg, Thibault, Ricci, Deadmarsh, Foote, Krupp, Kamensky, Nolan, Rucinsky, Young. It was like hitting the hockey lottery.) So I guess I've been an Avs fan since day 1. (And no, I don't feel one ounce of guilt that we "stole" the franchise from Quebec.) I still can't believe that I've been able to see Roy, Bourque, Kariya, Selanne, Blake, Fleury and all the rest play in Colorado. We couldn't even watch the NHL on cable TV in Colorado until 1992 when ESPN started carrying it again. 10 years later and Colorado has two Stanley Cups. Incredible.
Name: Nathan Gender: Male Age: 21 Location: Boulder, Colorado Status: Single Occupation: Student (graduating this May in Marketing & Econ.) Favoite Music Artist(s): Filter, Linkin Park, Deftones, Eric B. & Rakim, GZA Favorite TV show: none Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Great Expectations was good Favorite Av: McCormick! Hejduk too Favorite Ex-Av: Mats Sundin (ex-Nordique) Favorite non-Av: Joe Thornton & Janne Niinimaa Next or other favorite team: Islanders How else is hockey in your life?: Played hockey in middle school and some of high school Favorite Av moment: Scrums with the Dead Wings The ones we won at least; Cup parades were fun LEAST favorite Av moment: Losing to Dallas in game 7 of 2000 CF. Bourque clangs off the post in the 3rd How and when did you become an Av fan?: Local team. Most coverage available. Shoots: Left Position: Forward (don't play hockey no mo')
Name: Peter Gender: Male Age: 18 Location: Lafayette, Colorado Status: Single Occupation: Student Favoite Music Artist(s): Less Than Jake, Millencolin, Rufio, Ten Foot Pole and others Favorite TV show: 24, Daily Show, Good Eats Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): I can never make it through a book Favorite Av: Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg Favorite Ex-Av: Chris Drury, Patrick Roy Favorite non-Av: Joe Thornton & Janne Niinimaa Next or other favorite team: Boston Bruins How else is hockey in your life?: Played roller hockey growing up but could never skate Favorite Av moment: Winning cup and watching Bourque lift the cup over his head LEAST favorite Av moment: Drury getting traded and losing to Minnesota in game 7 and that being Roy's final game How and when did you become an Av fan?: Followed them ever since they moved here to Colorado a little but really got into them after the trade for Bourque Shoots: Right Position: Defense, but to fat and out of shape to play now
Name: Ty Smith Gender: Male Age: 16 Location: Martinez California Status: single, with no GF Occupation: Student Favoite Music Artist(s): Pink Floyd, Journey, Boston,Lynyrd Skynyrd. - Styper, Barren Cross, Guardian, Whitecross, Titanic (Christian 80's hard rock/metal)- Favorite TV show: um... Even Stevens Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Frank Pretti, Steven Lawhead, The Hobbit, & any Star Wars novel. Favorite Av: Adam Foote Favorite Ex-Av: Mike Ricci, Scott Parker, Owen Nolan (see a trend?) Least Favorite Av: Teemu Selanne Favorite non-Av: Jonathan Cheechoo, & Patrick Marleau Favorite team: San Jose Sharks How else is hockey in your life?: Well, I live in a hockey deprived culture, so I watch, read, and study it (yes, study). Oh ya, I Also play in-line hockey. Favorite Av moment: When Ray Bourque lifted the cup, it was the only moment on Tv/movies that has brought tears to my eyes. LEAST favorite Av moment: When Peter Forsberg score in game 7 of the 2002 playoffs aginst the Sharks. How and when did you become an Av fan?: The first ever hockey game I went to was the Sharks -vs- the Avs.
Name: Byron Gender: Male Age: 23 Location: Kansas City, MO, USA Status: Single Occupation: Architect...at a firm that does mostly health care architecture (hospitals, clinics, offices) Favoite Music Artist(s): Anything and everythng...right now the two CD's I am listening to are Thursday's "War All the Time" and the soundtrack from Kill Bill. Favorite TV show: Seinfeld, Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, anything on the History Channel. Ooo...forgot PTI. That too. Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Not a big reader...last thing I read for fun was probably the novel "Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield. Its based on the historical Battle of Thermoplyae when 300 Greeks withstood 50,000 Persians for several days before all getting slaughtered. Makes the Battle of Alamo look like a walk in the park and its a great read. Favorite Av: Tanguay and Forsberg and Sakic and Foote...ughh, okay I'll say Tanger just to be different. Favorite Ex-Av: Chris Drury and Adam Deadmarsh1. Favorite non-Av: Shane Doan, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Ossi Vaananen. Next or other favorite team: Coyotes and Sens. Also cheer for the Hurricanes...because they need some support. How else is hockey in your life?: Finally got Center Ice in my new pad...so I watch every night basically that I'm home. Have ESPN 2004 for the XBox but prefer playing simulated management type games. Have a fun little one called World Hockey Manager and am eagerly awaiting the release of SI/Sega Eastside Manager. Favorite Av moment: Tanger's first goal in game 7 against the Devils when he wrapped around behind the net, came out along side and lazered a bullet through a peahole past Brodeur to send the home crowd into mayhem. How and when did you become an Av fan?: EA Sports NHL (the original...'93) came out and I saw the name 'Sakic' and thought to myself...thats a cool name, I'm gonna like the Quebec Nordiques. He scored all my goals when I played for Quebec but he was friggin' awesome. Still didn't really follow hockey on a daily basis but they were my team.
I also hated the Wings before the Avs even came to be...mainly because the other team I decided to like was the Devils and the '95 Cup Finals were when i really started watching hockey a lot more closely. I don't like the Devils as much anymore though since we had to play them in the Finals. I used to like the Kings as well, but that quickly changed after a couple of playoff rounds. Thats just how it works for me.
Interestingly enough...I hate ever other sports franchise to ever originate out of Denver. I'm from Kansas City...the Broncos are public enemy #1. The original NHL Rockies were taken from Kansas City. The Nuggets and Rockies could be playing in Mongolia, thats how apathetic I am towards those two franchises. But for some reason, when the Nords moved to Colorado...my love for them increased. Don't ask me why. Perhaps it was the nickname, perhaps the jerseys. Maybe just the fact that I was now very much attatched to guys like Sakic, Forsberg, Goose, Lefebrve, and Kamensky.
But now, along with the Jayhawks in basketball, they are one of the two teams I live and die with, emotionally speaking.
Name: Matteo Gender: Male Age: 23 Location: Las Vegas Status: single, but starting to get cozy with an amazing woman! Occupation: Graphic Artist Favoite Music Artist(s): Metallica, NIN, Godsmack, Nickelback, White Strips, BRMC, Tiesto, Oakenfold, and Timo Mass Favorite TV show: ALIAS Favorite Av: Joe Sakic Favorite Ex-Av: Ricci, Drury, Ozolinsh Least Favorite Av: Cummings, Skoula Least Favorite non-Av: Avery (what a piece of s***) Favorite Av moment: Game 7. 2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Doesn't get much better than that one right there. LEAST favorite Av moment: Losing to Dallas for the second time in Game 7 of the WCF. How and when did you become an Av fan?: Originally from Colorado Springs. When Colorado got a team, I just chose to root for them. Never thought they'd win the Cup, though! Oh yea, Sakic became my hero that year too.
Name: Josh Gender: Male Age: 18 turning 19 Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Status: In a relationship Occupation: Part-time student(school from 9-11:45 AM) and Lotus Notues consultant for EllisDon(work at home from 2-8 PM). Favoite Music Artist(s): Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne... Marshall Mathers, Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur... Three Days grace as well. Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): The Hockey News Favorite Av: Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg and Steve Moore Favorite Ex-Av: Patrick Roy Favorite non-Av: Shane Doan or Olli Jokinen Next or other favorite team: Buffalo Sabres How else is hockey in your life?: I play hockey for my school team, play in a men's league and I also coach 10 year olds at the rep level. Favorite Av moment: Patrick Roy becoming the winningest goaltender of all time. How and when did you become an Av fan?: The day Patrick Roy was traded to Denver.
Occupation: Biomedical Specimen Technician. fancy name for getting stuff ready for Lab Tech's.
Favoite Music Artist(s): Incubus, 3rd Eye Blind, The Used, yada yada. starting to like Billy Talent as well.
Favorite TV show: That 70's Show, Family Guy
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): John Grisham novels, Vertical Run by Joseph Garber.
Next or other favorite team: Vancouver is a good team. if the Avs are out, i cheer for the Nucks.
How else is hockey in your life?: i play hockey most saturday nights in MJ, i'm not very good. I'm an excellent passer and stick-handler, and i'd like to think i'm a feisty little player (5-11, 170), but I have trouble getting a good shot off, especially in motion, and my skills aren't very well displayed come game time. i can hit pretty good for my size though.
Favorite Av moment: i quit watching the playoffs after the Avs lost Game 5 to NJ in 2001, b/c i was going up north for a canoe trip. on the way back 3 days later, i found out that the Avs had won Game 6 4-0, and the whole class listened to Game 7 on the way back on the bus radio. what a great game that was. "3...2...1...THE PERFECT SEASON IS OVER!!!"
How and when did you become an Av fan?: actually, i started following them in 97-98, the year they lost to the Oilers in the first round, so i can't be called a bandwagon jumper...
Name: Mack Gender: Male Age: 19 Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Status: Long Term Relationship Occupation: internet surfer and produce clerk Favoite Music Artist(s): Ice Cube, Old Skool Hip Hoppers Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): huh? Favorite Av: Adam Foote and Joe Sakic Favorite Ex-Av: Patrick Roy and Marc Denis Favorite non-Av: Next or other favorite team: How else is hockey in your life?:I own a pair of skates... Favorite Av moment:Roy winning 2 cups and seeing Bourque win it. How and when did you become an Av fan?: The day Patrick Roy was traded to Denver.
Name: Franck Gender: Male Age: 28 Location: Bordeaux, France Status: Single Occupation: DotNet Evangelist Favorite Music Artist(s): The Prodigy, Björk, Rubin Steiner... Favorite TV show: "Taken" from Spielberg, and "H" on French TV. Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Amelie Nothomb, Marc Levy. Favorite Av: Forsberg as a F, Blake as a D. Favorite Ex-Av: Healthy Deader...ok, Chris Drury Favorite non-Av: Datsuyk, Zetterberg, and French Goalie Christobal Huet. Next or other favorite team: Buffalo Sabres (not the team but the players...) How else is hockey in your life?: Other than following it religiously, playing NHL 2004 on PC, reading about it, talking about it, wearing hockey jerseys, and playing roller hockey locally? Favorite Av moment: At this time, it's the winning of the cup over New Jersey in 2001. But i bet i'll like looking at joe with the cup this summer How and when did you become an Av fan?: When i saw their offensive play in 96... Wow !!
I have to say that the play of "Great Pete" is influencing me a lot...
Rumors says he'll play with Naslund in sweden next year, even if it's bull****, i like dreaming of it
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Favoite Music Artist(s): 50 cent
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s):
Favorite Av: peter forsberg
Favorite Ex-Av: Patrick Roy and sandis ozolinsh
Favorite non-Av: pavel bure, ilya kovalchuk
Next or other favorite team: nyr(when bure is playing)
How else is hockey in your life?:play in a roller hockey league
Favorite Av moment:watching the avs beat new jersey in game 7.
How and when did you become an Av fan: when they moved to denver i thought there jerseys were cool and then started liking them ever since
Name: Phil Gender: Male Age: 22 Location: Dartmouth, NS, Canada Status: Single Occupation: Full-time student (final semester -- on fourth "official" major), and near-full-time bookstore employee Favoite Music Artist(s): Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, In Flames Favorite TV show: Family Guy and Hockey Night in Canada are all I watch. Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Favourite book is Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". Presently reading Dave Eggers' "You Shall Know Our Velocity!". Favorite Av: Tanguay and Forsberg. Favorite Ex-Av: Claude Lemieux Favorite non-Av: Georges Laraque Next or other favorite team: Montreal How else is hockey in your life?: Watch and go to it every chance I get, and write for this site (QMJHL)... Favorite Av moment: Seeing Bourque lift the cup... the Avs/Wings rivalries. How and when did you become an Av fan?: My love of this organization dates back to the Quebec era. The Nordiques had their farm team in my hometown (Halifax Citadels), so many Avs, past and present have passed through. With the Citadels in town, I began to like the Nordiques, and when the Nords moved south of the board, so followed my loyalty. So don't accuse me of bandwagon jumping.
Location: Riga, LATVIA
Favoite Music Artist(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite TV show: the Simpsons
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): 1984
Favorite Av: Paul Kariya
Favorite Ex-Av: Sandis Ozolinsh
Favorite non-Av: Petr Sykora
Next or other favorite team: Mighty Ducks, Canadians, Rangers
Favorite Av moment: Cup in 1996?
How and when did you become an Av fan?: Ozolinsh.
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Occupation: Laid off flight attendant and now bartender at a sports bar
Favoite Music Artist(s): Tupac, Eminem, 50 cent, Matchbox20, outcast, etc
Favorite TV show: Everybody Loves Raymond and Southpark
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Eleven Seconds by Travis Roy
Favorite Av: Selanne, Hejduk
Favorite Ex-Av: Chris Drury,Chris Drury, and um Chris Drury
Favorite non-Av: Adam Deadmarsh
Next or other favorite team: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres
Favorite Av moment: There was no more shocking moment to me than when my favorite all time AVS moment: When we won the cup in 2001 and they showed Rays kids balling thier little eyes out.
Favorite non AVS moment: Seeing my least favorite player (Jeremy Roenick) getting his teeth knocked out!
How and when did you become an Av fan?: I had a first time date with a guy that took me to and AVS Canucks game and we were right on the ice. Parker got into a fight right in front of us and I was hooked from then on.
Name: Damien Gender: Male Age: 19 Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA! Occupation: Student Fav. Music/Artists: The Living End, The Doors, The Clash, Anti-Flag, Tiger Army and so on..... Fav. TV show/s: Futurama, Simpsons, Frasier, Smallville Fav. Avs Player: Peter Forsberg Fav Ex-Av: Chris Drury, Ozolinsh Fav non-Av: Martin Brodeur, Scott Niedermayer, Roenick Fav. Avs Moment: 2001 Stanley Cup! How & when did you become an hockey fan?: Played NHL 96 on the Playstation when it was released...became a hockey fan ever since. How & when did you become an Avs fan? Thank the Playstation again! I had no internet and their wasn't much in newspapers about hockey over here so I got NHL 98, the one with Forsberg on the cover and instantly became an Avs and Forsberg fan no even knowing how good they were! How else is hockey in your life?: It's not exactly ice hockey, but I play goalie for a field hockey team.