..I didnt do this for this board, only the Bruins one. so
here I go.
Age: 18, 19 in July
Location: New Britain, CT
Status: Single. Gotta find a girl that likes hockey, lol.
Occupation: Freshman at Central Connecticut State University. Write for the CCSU Recorder, pretty much about the Hartford Whalers lol. Majoring in Communication and a minor in Journalism. Planning on transferring eventually to Suffolk in Boston to major in Print Journalism.
Favoite Music Artist(s): Alice in Chains, Oasis, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Metallica, Sublime, Rammstein, Live, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, the list goes on....
Favorite TV show: The Simpsons, Chappelle's Show, Wondershowzen and the Daily Show
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Anything on Socialism, Communism, Eastern European history, Cold War, 20th Century History, or Kury Vonnegut.
Favorite Av: Possibly Hejduk or Skrastins
Favorite Ex-Av: Fiset, Roy, and Forsberg
Favorite non-Av: Ilya Kovalchuk
Next or other favorite team: The Boston Bruins. Both of these teams will suffice until the Whalers and/or Nordiques return.
Favorite Av moment: I dont know if I have been a fan long enough to experience one. Possibly just seeing Roy play out his career working his *** off as usual.
How and when did you become an Av fan?: I wish there was an easy answer.
Here is my story:
I began being a hockey fan because of NHL 95 for Sega. My cousin had it. I knew all about the Whalers, but wasnt sure if I wanted them as my team. (It was a bit of a stigma back then when you are 7 and a Whalers fan. I dont know why, it just was) So my cousin, who played hockey so I had 100% faith in him (he was 6 months younger than I) decided to play a little joke on me. One that would effect my team picking for a while. We began playing as the Ducks. He said that this was an awesome team. So I became a Ducks fan. I then saw him less than a month afterward wearing a Red Wings hat. Traitor. He told me he didnt want me to have the same team as him so that we could both have a team to always be when playing the game. Fair enough. We played his game alot, and one night I remember playing with him. We were the Quebec Nordiques. We played a shortened season and entire playoffs. We won the Stanley Cup with them and we were way past our bedtime. It was glorious for a little kid. I kind of liked Quebec ever since. I went to a Whalers game in their final season, and they beat the Rangers 7-2. I liked the Whalers ever since. They only had a couple months left though so I didnt really have much time with them, and I refused to support Carolina.
When the Whale left, I still liked the Ducks, but also warmed up to the Bruins. They were local, and I never minded them, so I began to follow them. The Nordiques had already moved from Quebec, and I didnt think it was right to like them. It took a little while to warm up to the Avs. The whole Ducks thing faded away and I really needed a West team to follow. When Bourque left Boston, I am not gonna lie, I was pissed. I wasnt really happy he was with the Avs, and my consideration of following them was halted....for the moment. I saw them win the Cup, and though I wasnt cheering for them, and disappointed that Bourque did it without the Bruins, the joy in his eyes was nothing that I had ever seen. He won this one for Boston. This was really for us.
Boston and Avs ever since. (That Ducks cup run a couple years ago was spectacular though, and since I idolized Kariya and Selanne as a kid I was very happy to see they had a shot to win it.) When Kariya and Selanne signed with the Avs, that was probably the point where I became a diehard Avs fan. That was when they were equal to the Bruins, and are still there today. Even while living in CT, I did not get NESN, so I would never see the Bruins play. ESPN played the Avs alot, so I got to watch alot of Avs games through high school, it was great.
I just want to be a part of seeing the Avs winning a cup before this generation of players switches their sticks for golf clubs.
Location: Albany, New York
Favorite Music Artist: Any rock or rap
Favorite TV show: Espn, Family Guy, a lot more
Favorite Book: none
Favorite Avs: Milan Hejduk, Joe Sakic, Alex Tanguay pretty much all
Favorite Ex-Avs: Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg, Deadmarsh, The Great Saint Patrick
Favorite non-Ave: Alexander the Great and Marty Brodeur
Favorite Ave moment: Avalanche Stanley Cup win in 2001, Bourque raising the cup
How and when did you become an Avs fan: Playing hockey at young age and seeing Patrick Roy, cant recall when i became one
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: Playing hockey, became a hockey fan at birth
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Location: Prince Albert,Saskatchewan
Status: Wife and a 19 month old daughter
Occupation: If I told you..I may have to kill you..jk
Favoite Music Artist(s): Tragically Hip,Nickelback,White Stripes,AC DC,Butch Walker..many more
Favorite TV show: The War at Home,Simpsons,CSI,Miami Ink
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s):Playboy..I dunno..the Hockey News
Favorite Av: Joe Sakic
Favorite Ex-Av: Davis Aebischer,Paul Kariya,Ray Bourque
Least Favorite Av: Kurt Sauer
Favorite non-Av: Rick Nash,Alexander Ovechkin
Favorite team: Colorado Avalanche
How else is hockey in your life?: I read about it,follow it,talk about it,research it,breathe it,eat it,sleep it..
Favorite Av moment: When Ray Bourque lifted the cup,or Ewe Krupp's OT goal against the Panthers
LEAST favorite Av moment: The weak goal Roy let in against the Wild in OT
How and when did you become an Av fan?: I was a Nordiques fan,so when they moved,I kept following,and cheering
Name: Alex Gender: Male Age: 21 Location: Riga, Latvia Status: Dating Occupation: MBA Student, Travel Agency Manager Favoite Music Artist(s): Tom Waits, Glenn Miller, Lenny Kravitz, Depeche Mode, Metallica, A Perfect Circle, really a lot of Favorite TV show: Don't have time to watch TV Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett Favorite Av: Sakic, Skrastins, Tanguay Favorite Ex-Av: Roy, Drury, Forsberg, Deadmarsh Favorite non-Av: Heatley, Dustin Brown Next or other favorite team: Edmonton, they play quite attractive hockey Favorite Av moment: The whole series against Devils back in 2001 How and when did you become an Av fan?: After Ozo aquisition, I started paying attention to NHL on the whole, and Avs particularly.
Name: Andrew Gender: Male Age: 25 Location: Chicago, formerly Sydney AUS Status: Married Occupation: Stock trader/swim coach Favoite Music Artist(s): Flogging Molly, The Streets, Franz Ferdinand, Guttermouth Favorite TV show: Daily show, Law and Order Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): David Liss Favorite Av: Sakic, Theodore Favorite Ex-Av: Lemieux, Forsberg Favorite non-Av: Nash, Redden Next or other favorite team: Senators and Blue Jackets.. A Sens/avs SC Finals would be my ultimate How else is hockey in your life?: It's not Favorite Av moment: the whole 2001 playoffs. It's great to be a fan of a team when you just know that destiny is on their side How and when did you become an Av fan?: I started tearing up NHL 97/98 with them so I knew it was a match made in heaven
Name: Patrick Gender: Male Age: 40 Location: Denver Status: Dating Occupation: EMT/Cardiology Technician for animals,soon to be in human medicine Favorite Music Artist(s): Sero. Overdose, VNV Nation, Melotron, And One, Razed in Black, anything electro-industrial, EBM, synthpop, new wave 80's, etc. Favorite TV Show: Simpsons, X-Files, Millennium, anything about Forensics Favorite Book(s): The Alienist by Caleb Carr, Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite, Kiss Me Judas by Will Christopher Baer, Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, etc. Favorite AV: Sakic, Hejduk, Tanguay Favorite Ex-AV: Forsberg, Drury Favorite Non AV: Havlat, Marleau, Gaborik, Nash, Datsyuk, Hossa Other Favorite Teams: San Jose, Ottawa How else is hockey in your life: Other than watching hockey for the last 27 years, played barefoot street hockey in Hawaii in the 80's, thats about it. Favorite AV moment: Aside from the obvious Cup runs, many Forsberg moments: 98-99 season down by 4 goals at Florida, then Peter just took over.
What's up everyone this is the cliff notes version of me, want to know anything else, just ask. Go AVS!!!!
Location: Marina del Rey, CA (originally from the greater Toronto area)
Favoite Music Artist(s): Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd
Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Av: Joe Sakic
Favorite Ex-Av: Ray Bourque
Favorite non-Av: Jeremy Roenick, Doug Gilmour
How else is hockey in your life?: played major jr. for a year, work in the industry now
Favorite Av moment: Sakic handing the cup to Bourque without even lifting it
LEAST favorite Av moment: not that into the avs, so any time they beat the Leafs or Kings
How and when did you become an Av fan?: Sakic is the ultimate team Canada player so I have to support him
PM me for more info, if needed.
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Name: Diego Gender: Male Age: 25 Location: Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
Favorite Music Artist: Mobb Deep,Ghostface,Styles P.,Linkin Park,RHCP
Favorite TV show: That 70's show
Favorite Book: The Hockey News
Favorite Avs: Sakic
Favorite Ex-Avs: Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg,Adam Foote
Favorite non-Av: Darius Kasparaitis
Next favorite team: Edmonton Oilers
Favorite Av moment: Avalanche Stanley Cup win in 2001
How and when did you become an Avs fan: Roy traded to Avs
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: When I was a lil' guy.
Have been a "guest" on these boards a couple of years now, it`s time to make it official....
Occupation: Just done studying tourism
Favorite music: Nightwish, Sabaton, Johnny Cash, Bagpipes
Favorite Tv-shows: Top Gear, Big Bang Theory
Favorite Authors: Alistair MacLean, Ken Follett
Favorite Av: Radar, Stastny
Favorite ex-Av: Drury, Foote
Favorite non-Av: meh
Other likeable teams: Carolina
Favorite Av-moment: 2001 hoisting
How else is hockey in your life: Non-existent
How and when did you become an Av-fan: Saw the standings in the newspaper some beautiful day in the early 90`s, those Quebec Nordiques were dead last. It was a funny name and I felt sorry for them. It worked out well....
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Status: Married/baby boy named Blake
Favorite Music Artist: Metallica, Megadeth, Dream Theater, SOAD
Favorite TV show: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, 24, Family Guy
Favorite Book: Of Mice and Men
Favorite Avs: Milan Hejduk, Joe Sakic, Jordan Leopold and Marek Svatos
Favorite Ex-Avs: Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg
Favorite non-Av: Sidney Crosby
Next favorite team: Florida Panthers
Favorite Av moment: When Joe Sakic handed the cup to Ray Bourque in 2001
How and when did you become an Avs fan: In 2004, I always liked the Red Wings, after visiting Denver that year I saw how true Av's fans are. I wanted to be a part of that tradition.
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: Basically when I was born, I didnt know anything what was going on until I started playing at the age of 4. I have been playing ever since.
Name: Catie Gender: Female Age: 22 Location: Denver, CO Status: Single Occupation: Full Time Employee/Part Time Student at the University of Denver. Favoite Music Artist(s): I listen to EVERYTHING. Right now I'm mostly listening to Il Divo, Keith Urban, Anna Nalick, KT Tunstall, the Goo Goo Dolls and Linkin Park. Favorite TV show: Anything on the History Channel, Any Hockey Game, Any Reality TV show, re-runs of Buffy, Angel, and The X-Files. Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Orson Scott Card changed my life. I have read the Ender Series more times than I can count. I am also really into Romance Novels (i know, i know, but they are an amazing way to escape from the world for a little while). Johanna Lindsey if prolly my favorite Author of Romance Novels. Favorite Av: Jose Theodore, John-Michael Liles, and Ossi Vannanen. Favorite Ex-Av: Chris Drury, Danny Hinote ( : ), and Paul Kariya. Favorite non-Av: Daniel Briere, Wade Redden, and Chris Pronger are all really close...
Next or other favorite team: DU Pioneers, Buffalo Sabres, and (this is sacriligious I know but...) UND Fighting Sioux How else is hockey in your life?: I have a hockey blog (http://hockeyincolorado.blogsot.com), Last season I didn't miss a single DU Pioneer home game and either listened to or watched every away game, I've never played hockey but it's always been my favorite sport. Favorite Av moment: When Holy Cross beat Minnesota in the West Regionals in 2006. Oh sorry, that's my favorite recent hockey moment...sorry. Um, I know this is way recent but when I heard that the Avs traded David Aebischer for Jose Theodore. I just got this great feeling about it and I think Jose can take us all the way next year... How and when did you become an Av fan?: Having grown up in Colorado, I have been an Av fan since the Nordiques moved here in the 95/96 season. However, I was a Pioneer fan first and foremost and they remain my favorite hockey team.
Name: Duchene2mueller Gender:Male Age:22 location:Ottawa status:single Occupation:Student Favorite TV shows: Simpsons,Breaking bad Favorite Av: Marek Svatos Favorite Ex-Av: Alex Tanguay,Roy Favorite non-Av:Alex ovchekin, Ennis other favorite team: Don't really have one Favorite Av moment:wining the cup 2001 against my brothers favourite team new jersey. LEAST favorite Av moment: The trading of Chris Drury to the flames Position: Goalie
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Refrained from doing this earlier because when I google Roman Tanner and I get hits for HF posts, I find it a little, oh.....disconcerting.
"So Mr. Tanner, you are applying for "so and so" position...ok...resume looks fine, just let us do a background check. Wait a minute.....wait a minute.....you mean you actually think Pierre Lacroix made a good move in trading away Regehr?....Well, I'm sorry but you're not what we're looking for"
But, I suppose....it is what it is.
Name: Roman Tanner (Really trying to keep everyone guessing) Gender: Male Age: Not even my mother will tell me...If you find out, let me know Location: Cow-country...Calgary, Alberta Status: Desperately trying to get out of a relationship. "Just kidding babe" (she reads my internet history....this could be trouble...) Occupation: Lover, dreamer and occasionally a screamer. On the side, I'm an engineer. Favoite Music Artist(s): Lately....it's been Postal Service, Death Cab, Get Up Kids and a whole lot of Eddie Vedder... Favorite TV show: Entourage, and virtually anything else HBO produces except that god-awful disaster that is Louie, Louie. Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Enjoy Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Umberto Eco, and my man at ESPN, the honorable Bill Simmons. Favorite Av: Joe Sakic. That's it.....he's the guy. Don't even want to dilute the list with others. Favorite New Avs: Love Wojtek's potential, Still excited about Stoa and think Stastny's pedigree has to count for something. Favorite Ex-Av: Drury, Deadmarsh, Forsey. Favorite non-Av: Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Jarome... Next or other favorite team: The Flamers, I did after all grow up here...I hate the bandwagon jumpers now though. Where were you in 1996? How else is hockey in your life?: Play year round. Office leagues and summer men's leagues. Picked up a pen to write for HF (which is why I signed up for the messageboard), but couldn't keep up the time commitment and quit. Also, I felt with the Avs growing trend of drafting collegiate, I wasn't getting enough exposure to the prospects...You can only watch so much of Chris Durand...I still try to catch as much prospect action as my schedule permits... Favorite Av moment: 96 Cup. Loved that team. Least Favorite Av moment: 7-0 Detroit. You all know the game. Absolutely devastating. It still stings. How and when did you become an Av fan?: Started with the Nordiques due to a family connection (I guess I was a sucker for punishment)...Made the natural transition to Denver. Never looked back.
Name: Ian Gender: Male Age: 30, oh god I'm old Location: Denver Status: Unknown, I'll let you know tomorrow Occupation: Architect Favoite Music Artist(s): Opeth, Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Dream Theater, Black Label Society, Rush Favorite Av: I just got a sweater of my namesake, Laperriere. (My friend who is a Blues fan started calling me "I-Lap" when he played for St. Louis) Favorite Ex-Av: I love watching Ville when he's not playing the Avs Favorite non-Av: Kovalchuk for some reason Next or other favorite team: Probably Boston, out of pity Favorite Av moment: I was at game 1 of the 2001 WCF against St. Louis. Forsberg just recently was ruled out because of his spleen, and Joe Sakic had a penalty shot. The crowd noise before and during the penalty shot was the loudest I had ever heard, and after he scored it got about twice as loud. The crowd went absolutely bonkers, it gives me chills thinking about it.
My second favorite moment was standing outside of game 5 of the 2001 SCF trying to get tickets with a sign that read "I worship satan but not the Devils." We got tickets for face value.
My third favorite was watching game 7 2001 SCF in a bar with a broken foot from a soccer game earlier in the day. I chose not to go to the doctor until the next day. Least favorite Av moment: When Brunette was with Minnesota and scored in OT game 7. That still stings. How and when did you become an Av fan?: Was a general hockey fan since early 90's, playing street hockey and Sega. We would pool our money together to buy cheap goalie equipment (Mylec) and take turns in net. A good saturday night would be 5 guys in an empty parking garage. My friends were fans of their hometown teams, and I was left without anything. The Avs moved here and I've been a fan since. How else is hockey in your life?: Used to play year round, but concussions have kept me off the ice.
Location: Bethesda, MD
Occupation: NIH Graduate Student
Favorite Music Artist: Ferry Corsten
Favorite TV show: Lost
Favorite Book: The Windup Bird Chronicle
Favorite Avs: Gabriel Landeskog
Favorite Ex-Avs: Joe Sakic, John-Michael Liles
Favorite non-Av: John-Michael Liles
Next favorite team: San Jose Sharks How about NCAA? Then it'd be Boston University Terriers (my alma mater)
Favorite Av moment: Stanley Cup in 1996
How and when did you become an Avs fan: I grew up in Denver, so when they came in 1995, I was like, hey, cool, hockey!
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: See above
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left (and yes, I'm right handed)
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Name: Jani Gender: Male Age: 19 Location: Jämsä, Finland Favorite Music Artist: Oasis Favorite TV show: Prison Break, Lost, Deadwood... Favorite Avs: Sakic, Hejduk Favorite New Av: Maybe Wolski, not sure yet Favorite Ex-Avs: Bourque, Deadmarsh, Drury, Forsrberg, Foote, Roy, Tanguay... the list goes on. Favorite Av moment: 2001 Stanley Cup Next favorite team: Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks How and when did you become an Avs fan: 96', don't really know why. I was a little boy back then and I guess the Avs just felt worth cheering for. Roy may have been one of the reasons too. How and when did you become a hockey fan: I played hockey as a kid for ~7 years. I also went to see JYP (a team from Jyvaskyla, ~60km away from here) with my father, and still do.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (Formerly Calgary, Alberta)
Favorite Music Artist: Soundgarden, Chris Cornell
Favorite TV show: Scrubs, House MD, My Name Is Earl
Favorite Book: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Trilogy of Five
Favorite Avs: Brad Richardson, Marek Svatos
Favorite Ex-Avs: Adam Deadmarsh, Keith Jones, Peter Stastny, Patrick Roy
Favorite Non-Av: Alexander Ovechkin, Rick Nash, Dustin Brown, Colby Armstrong
Next Favorite Team: Columbus Blue Jackets/Washinton Capitals
Favorite Av Moment: Stanley Cups, Blockbuster trades/signings
How and when did you become an Avs fan: Way back when I was still a young'n my family was hardcore Flames fans. Mind you these Flames were very much unlike the Flames of today, they were elite, offensively, defensively and all that jumble. They had good reason to cheer for the good hometown team. I on the other hand found the Quebec Nordiques intriguing, the worst team in the league? Why not I thought. I always did enjoy going against the grain in the family...sports wise at least.
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: Grew up in a very hockey friendly family (read...older cousins). I was the runt, and was stuck in net all the time. Ever since then I've loved hockey.
Position: Right Wing
Location: Manchester, Uk
Status: girlfriend of nearly two years
Occupation: Administrator for Engineering consulatancy
Favorite Music Artist: Oasis
Favorite TV show: Family Guy, Hockey Night In Canada as its the only hockey we get in the UK
Favorite Book: Bringing Down The House
Favorite Avs: Milan Hejduk, Joe Sakic, Ian LaPerriere
Favorite Ex-Avs: Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg
Favorite non-Av: Mats Sundin
Next favorite team: Toronto MapleLeafs
Favorite Av moment: Avalanche Stanley Cup win in 2001
How and when did you become an Avs fan: Started about 3 years ago- i got addicted to NHL 2004 and i just chose a team at random to start a dynasty with- it was the Avalanche and i have been a fan since
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: Got addicted to NHL 04 its all been downhill from their
Location: Englewood, CO
Favorite: Thrice, Bright Eyes, Matchbook Romance, Sunny Day Real Estate
Favorite TV Show: Arrested Development, History Chanel docs
Favorite Book: Fathers and Sons
Favorite Avs: Wojtek Wolski, Joe Sakic, Jose Theodore, Marek Svatos
Favorite Ex-Avs: Peter Forsberg, Ray Bourque
Favorite Non-Av: Alexander Ovechkin, Patrick Elias, Joe Thornton, Taylor Pyatt
Next Favorite Team: Vancouver Canucks
Favorite Av Moment: 2001 Stanley Cup run
How and when did you become an Avs fan: In 00' my parents weren't getting along and home was a rough place because of it. One day my mom and dad were arguing so I locked myself in my room and turned on the TV. I stumbled upon an Av game and as I started watching, it help me forget about everything. It was therapy at first and pretty soon I loved it.
How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: See above.
Name: Patrik Gender: Male Age: 17 Location: Malmö, Sweden Status: Single Occupation: Student Favorite TV-Show: The Simpsons Favorite Book: NHL Official Guide & Record Book Favorite Avs: Joe Sakic and Ian Laperriere Favorite Ex-Avs: Patrick Roy and Adam Foote Favorite Non-Av: Saku Koivu Next Favorite Team: Malmö Redhawks (in SEL) Favorite Av Moment: 2001 Stanley Cup run How and when did you become an Avs fan: When I saw the Stanley Cup win in 1996 on Swedish television. I was only seven years old and Patrick Roy became my idol. How and When Did You Become a hockey fan: My both parents are hockey fans, so I´ve grew up with the sport.
I love hockey (especially the NHL) and it is the only sport I care for.
Location: North Carolina
Favoite Music Artist(s): Lil Jon
Favorite TV show: That's 70 Show,The Simpson and Southpark.
Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): X
Favorite Av: Sakic,Laperriere and Stastny.
Favorite Ex-Av: Patrick Roy,Raymond Bourque,Claude Lemieux and Peter Forsberg.
Favorite non-Av: Ryan Miller/Maxim Afinogenov
Next or other favorite team: I'm an Avs fan 4 ever.I just love the Avs.
Favorite Av moment: When they signed Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya and the 2001 Stanley Cup..
How and when did you become an Av fan?: When I was a young boy,one of my friends liked the Avalanche and it had beautiful posters of Patrick Roy.Since this time I love the Avalanche.
Gender: Male Age: 21 Location: Atlanta Status: Single Occupation: Finishing a double major in Finance and Economics at Jacksonville State University. May start a masters degree next year. Music: Dave Matthews Band, Matchbox Twenty, and Garth Brooks. Favorite Av: Super Joe, but Stastny is not far behind. Ex Av: Drury Other Teams: Atlanta Thrashers by default. Non Hockey teams include: Atlanta Braves, Orlando Magic, and Jeff Gordon. Favorite Av Moment: 2001 Cup Run. Nothing I have seen in hockey compares to Ray lifting the cup. How and when did you become an Avs fan: Well here it goes.
I began getting into hockey when the IHL started a team in the Orlando area called the Solar Bears. I loved the team, but they no longer exist. Then one day my dad came home from work and said he was offered tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals and asked me if I would like to go? A 10 year old hockey fan would never turn that down. So we packed our bags and took a trip to game 3 of the 1995-1996 Stanley Cup Finals in Miami. Well it was an experience to say the least. I fell in love with Patrick Roy instantly. Although to this day I regret throwing a rat onto the ice. After the game I thought the Avs would be great to follow because they had just started and I could be a part of their entire Colorado history. The organization attempted to win, which is something I must have in a team I support. As they say the rest is history.
Name: David Gender: Male Age: 35 Location: Keene, NH Status: Married, 2 kids Occupation: Sales Favorite Music Artist(s): Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine, Art of Noise. Listen to pretty much everything from rap to country. Favorite TV show: Lost, Heroes, Office Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): probably Michael Crichton Favorite Av: Joe Sakic Favorite Ex-Av: Peter Forsberg Favorite non-Av: Dion Phaneuf
Next or other favorite team: really depends on my mood.
How else is hockey in your life?: Never learned to skate, so other than street hockey it wasn't much of a factor. Honestly got into hockey late in life, when we needed a sport to do a fantasy league during baseball's offseason. We picked hockey over basketball almost on a whim, and 15 years later, hockey is my favorite sport by far. Favorite Av moment: No question - watching Ray Bourque raise the Cup How and when did you become an Av fan? Started liking the Nordiques because I had some youngster named Joe Sakic tearing it up in my fantasty league. Lost interest when they moved to Denver, but the fires started burning again when Bourque was traded. I knew I was hooked in those playoffs when we had a dinner party that happened to fall on the same night as the final game of the Stars series (when we got eliminated), and I kept leaving our guests to watch until I gave up on the party altogether. We got DirecTV (and Center Ice) soon after, and now I watch almost every game. Favorite Non-Av Moment: Seeing Bourque's last B's game in person.
Name: Erlend Gender: Male Age: 28 Location: Trondheim, Norway Status: Single Occupation: Sales (Coke... as in Coca-Cola) Favorite Music Artist(s): Queen, Guns n' Roses, Håkan Hellström Favorite TV show: Family Guy Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Mark Kiszla Favorite Av: Joe Sakic Favorite Ex-Av: Adam Deadmarsh, Chris Drury Favorite non-Av: AO is fun to watch Next or other favorite team: Support my local team, the Trondheim Black Panthers. Don't quite see how one could have two or more "favourite teams" in the same league...
How else is hockey in your life?: I never played myself, but started to love the game at about 12 years of age. Favorite Av moment: Joe handing the Cup over to Ray. Amazing! How and when did you become an Av fan? When they drafted Anders Myrvold, who at the time was the only Norwegian prospect/player in the NHL Favorite Non-Av Moment: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the game winning goal in overtime against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League back in 1999.
I've been reading the board for years, just signed up recently...
Name: Adam Gender: Male Age: 27 Location: Kansas City, MO, USA Status: Single, but living with my long time girlfriend Occupation: Multimedia Developer for the military Favoite Music Artist(s): Sublime, Deftones, Goldfinger, anything ambient. Favorite TV show: Nip/Tuck, Inked, Family Guy Favorite Book(s) or Author(s): Chip Kidd, Chuck Palahniuk (and many. many more) Favorite Av: Fellow Croatian Joe Sakic Favorite Ex-Av: Rob Blake Favorite non-Av: Bill Guerin, Miroslav Satan (can't wait till he signs with the Devils so I can buy THAT jersey) Next or other favorite team: Blues, Pens, Islanders. No team in KC, so I enjoy watching just about everyone. I also pay attention to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (of the CHL) because a friend of mine is the play-by-play announcer. How else is hockey in your life?: Xbox, ice, roller. Favorite Av moment: Ray Bourque's smile while holding the cup. How and when did you become an Av fan?: In 1995, I was in my freshman art class and a representative of the Colorado School of Art & Design came to talk to us about "our future plans." They showed us some student work out of a portfolio, and one thing in particular caught my eye. It was a cool logo involving the letter "A." I asked what it was and the rep said that a student from the school had entered a contest to design a logo for the new NHL team, and that was the winning design. I asked him more, and he told me that the Nordiques were moving from Quebec to Denver. I was already interested in hockey, having played it and mastered NHL 94, so I decided that I was going to start paying attention to this team. They won the Cup that first season, and I was instantly hooked. Favorite Non-Av Moment: The opening sequence to the original NHL Hitz.