Oh, can you hear me now? Okay, so now I have to go all the way back because my microphone was being it because I'm kind of an idiot.
So this is gonna be a brand new Siri's.
I'm gonna be going through the history of all 31 NHL teams or sorry, just 30 because the Golden Knights are still too young, and it would only take me, like, five minutes to do a deep dive on your team.
It dripped, and it'll be just I'm I'm sorry for the wild inconsistency on my uploads.
Just I've had a lot of stuff going on with school, and I've had basketball games and hot.
I've had, like, street hockey games.
I've been hanging out with family a lot, so let's get into this.
The avalanche were not always the Avalanche.
They were the Quebec Nordiques from 1972 to 1995.
I did not plan this out.
Does it's anyways the back when the Nordiques were still the Nordiques, they played in the coolest a Pepsi, which sounds a lot like a certain other arena name that will soon be known as the Pepsi Center.
The roster? 1972.
And could it? Not a lot of names.
Rossiter, 1972 included players like J. C.
Tremblay, who got Who was a really good demon for the For the North.
He got a stack, staggering 14 goals in 75 assists for a grand total of 89 points, and also and also included guys like Francoise, Lancome and on our draw debt.
Who else who were were key performers to Nordiques squad that that only made two that made on Lee one Cup final during their tenure as the Nordiques, whereas the Avalanche and that.
So, in 1995 the Nordiques got sick of having a hockey team that constantly sucked.
So the Nordiques decided to relocate.
They relocate They had.
They spent a while on figuring out on trying to find where to relocate.
After a while, they settled on moving to Colorado.
Now the name wasn't always clear.
You didn't always have the beloved Avalon.
It wasn't originally planned to be the beloved Colorado Avalanche that you know and love today.
The team was briefly named the Rocky Mountain Mountain Extreme, Uh, second, 1992.
It was originally planned to be named.
They were originally planned to be you named Rocky Mountain Extreme by Pierre Luc Wa, the team's GM.
And so that that no, they decided on that name and everybody hated it.
So they decided to go with the name you all know and love today The color, the avalanche.
And I'll say, I don't think I would be a fair of the team called the Rocky Mountain Extreme.
It sounds like an ice cream flavor you have to admit won't anyways.
Now, the Avalanche, you could say Now everybody knows, um, less is Morrison.
Thank you for the 20.
Thank you for the thumbs up, my guy.
And so anyways, everybody knows that the Detroit Red Wings have always been the cup.
Most deadly rival, considering as club um, you decided to turn Kris D****r into a deformed man now was hit on, was hit on D****r dirty? Of course it waas Was it Was it uncalled for? Yes.
Did I think it should have been a five minute major? No.
Now, Red Wings fans, before you get triggered Hear me up.
When D****r went to get the puck in the first period of the 1996 Game six in Colorado, they forgot D****r got the pucks back.
He backed right into clock.
He backed right into the mute.
I don't think it should have.
It should've been a penalty.
It should have been a major.
Should have been like a four minute major.
Should have been four minute double minor.
Now I can already see half of you guys leaving as I speak.
So I'm going to shut up about that and talk about something else.
Now the up now The Red Wings.
They people said that they had a certain goaltender, who then played in Montreal but now is but now is mainly known for being an Avalanche.
Great Patrick Wall with Patrick O on the Montreal Canadians, played play the game against the Detroit Red Wings.
One game it was in Detroit or Montreal.
I cannot tell and Patrick Wa say he didn't have his best game.
Gave up nine goals before finally being pulled from the game by his coat by the coach I, whom I don't know his name and he walked right over the bench.
Exactly where his general manager was saying was I was sitting and demanding the trade.
Five days later, you got sent on.
Got sent to Colorado in a five players and five player deal that also sent their sent the team's captain, Mike Keane, over to the Avalanche in exchange for for a couple of players from the ABS who weren't so good the end.
Also, you can say that the Red Wings were kind of part of the reason why we got clawed a mute, because the year before the Avalanche became the Avalanche, the Red Wings, the Red Wings played the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup finals.
And now remember, the Avalanche weren't a thing.
So, and, and the Devils one, that the Devils won the Siri's clothing.
You won the when the player When the player this **** it, call them You won finals M v P or Const.
Mind as I should say, and then digital contract dispute.
He got traded to Colorado, and you could say that that wasn't the brightest move of him, but he still.
But in the long run, it worked out for him because he ended up because e.
Because he ended up winning another cup E.
I mean, yeah, I became one of the most hated players in of all time, but all that doesn't matter when you win a cup, if you want a cup, you're not supposed to think about that stuff.
If you want a cup, everything else goes away.
It's a great feeling in the world I might never I might never get to experience it, But he did.
And people hate him.
People hate him for what he did to Kris D****r, but Okay.
What? What can you do about it Now? Rest a second now, Before now from 1996 to 1999.
Or from as I should say, 1996 to 1998.
The Avalanche played in the McNichols, the McNichol center.
The Avalanche played in the McNichols arena.
Um, I I think there's a couple more words in there, but I do not want it.
I don't want to see him because I because I'm the one talking here.
So anyways, in the first, in the first Yeah, in the 1995 1996 season.
Colorado Avalanche had mhm.
So anyways, the Avalanche, in their first season of playing in Colorado, they racked up.
Oh, god****, They racked up, racked up the racked up a record of 40 47 wins, 25 losses and 10 ties.
Yes, there were ties in the nineties and the Yeah.
I need to find this now. The Avalanche.
I had to do something.
I broke, like, 1919.
Yeah, but so, yeah.
What? I am so sorry, guys, but I need to find this really big.
So, anyways, you have a Cubs fan. 2016.
Thank you for the 50 ticks.
Thank you for the tip.
I wanna thank you for, but oh, I'm e I sound like certainly I'm so sorry.
So, anyways, the Avalanche played the first year is that the Avalanche played in their Stanley cup of year.
That's not sure that this having All right, So in the divisional round a zoo, I'm going to call it.
Yeah, I just played against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Canucks were Nah, they were the They're the seventh seed.
I mean, they still made the playoffs, but they were the seven seed.
So you have alleged would win that.
Siri's and six game one going down is a 5 to 2.
Beating came to the Avalanche would lose.
The Avalanche will lose 54 games in Game two.
Again, with all these games, air with Patrick Watts are going.
We win game 442 Nothing.
We lose game, we lose game for.
And then when? When our last two games.
Thio to advance to the semifinals.
So now, the second team, the team we fight in the semifinals was no stranger to making the playoffs.
No stranger to winning Stanley Cups, the the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks have always been a storied franchise.
So, of course, they had to have worn a bunch of cups.
So, anyways, yes, the cult, The Avalanche would lose two of their first three games.
People thought we were in trouble, but but then we were wearing our last three games to advance to the to advance the Western Conference finals to face off against the Detroit against the hated Detroit Red Wings.
Now the Avalanche.
This was This was considered the AVS Onley bump in the road Detroit The Almighty Detroit Red Wings They would They were basically the empire of the league.
They they were just insane.
Stevie I Zerman Nick Lidstrom.
Sergei Goo Sergei What? **** Sergei don charred insanity there.
And they have two great goalies.
Chris off good and couple of dollars insane.
They were the best team in the league and everybody knew it.
Everybody. Everybody knew it.
No, Everybody was like everybody thought.
Oh, my God, This is gonna be the Detroit is gonna win the finals again. Try.
It's gonna go beat The Detroit's gonna go beat the crap out of Florida.
Nobody even thought about how I thought about having about having the as beat the Red Wings.
Nobody even thought about it.
Nobody even considered the idea.
And yet we did it.
You're the underdog that Holst it that Siri's And we came out on top.
Yeah, led by incredible performances by Patrick Wall, Peter Forsberg out of Joe Sakic, who tied the record for goals for most goals in a playoff and a bunch of other great players along with like that, that one.
It z incredible to think of how one hit can trigger contributor so much hatred toward another team.
Anyways, I'm getting off topic, so let's move on to the Stanley Cup.
Finally, this was This is probably gonna be my favorite part of the video or broadcast whenever you want to call it.
We read the I'm pretty sure the Panthers were just the two year removed expansion team.
The pen is a battle of two new teams Now, I guess you could say the Avalanche on a new team.
There were a newly named team, and at at that point, nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody doubted the Avalanche.
Everybody knew the Avalanche.
We're gonna wipe the floor with the Panthers.
And they did. They swept them in four games.
One the first stand like won their first Stanley Cup.
Burnaby Patrick Wall got the hoist.
This got the hoist this third Stanley Cup and his third Conn Smythe trophy, now moving on to the 1990 70 this second.
Jesus! Okay, anyways, so anyways, moving on to the next year are We were the reigning champs and we were looking to get our second Cup final in as in as many years.
We were this'll year.
We got first seed in the conference UH, record of 49 24 not 49 wins, 24 losses and nine wins.
The Advil Thea Avalanche were considered heavy cut favorites, of course them and the Detroit Red Wings.
There a wish, anyways, Among the leaders in points for the Avalanche included Peter Forsberg, who put up 25 goal, 28 goals in 58 assists.
What ending the season with a total of 86 points.
In Burnaby, Joe Sakic, who got 22 goals and 52 cents, getting getting 74.
Get Gang 74 points now.
You could say it wasn't a statistically great year for us, but we were.
We were winning games and nobody could.
And nobody could argue with it.
Yeah, yeah, yes, we were the best team and all And all of the in all the Western Conference course.
Number two, right? And of course, I'm going to read you off the top.
The top eight teams of the 1998 1919 96 1997 season number one.
The Colorado Avalanche, number two, also from from the Central Division which is now where the outs play.
Um, the Dallas Stars number three.
The Almighty Detroit Red Wings.
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
The Dent lyrics.
The same was was the evidence Umbrellas and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Now the Islands.
We're obviously gonna have to play against Chicago in the first round again.
Now the Avalanche is you.
Me? This is a I'm sorry.
Now the Avalanche would go on to win the Siri's and six games.
We've always had a tough time against the Blackhawks and Playoff.
Siri's uh, this is why I hate the Blackhawks because they always give us the fuss in the playoffs.
But in the end, we beat them in six games.
So all is, well, the next Siri's.
We had to play against the Edmonton Oilers, now the Edmonton Oilers.
More scary team.
Except they weren't They didn't have Gretzky anymore.
Pretty sure at that point, the Rangers had Gretzky.
Yes, the Rangers had Wayne Gretzky mhm.
The Avalanche will go on to win that Siris in five games, losing the winning the first game, 5 to 1, losing the second game, losing game to 4 to 1, and then We're in the next three games and now Western Conference finals between you get between your Colorado Avalanche and you guessed it the third seed.
No, now, this time, beat.
This time, the Red Wings came back with the fire in their eyes.
They wanted to beat the.
They wanted to beat the Avalanche.
They knew they could do it.
Now I'm not mad at this.
The Avalanche played a great game, played a great Siri's, but in the end, they lost to the to the Red Wings in six games.
I do not want to talk about that.
I do not want to talk about that anymore.
Now moving on to the 1997 1998 season, where the Avalanche still did not still did not make the still did not win the finals.
Anyways, we still got first.
We got first in the in our division, second in the conference with the 30 with a 39 went 39 win 26 loss at 17 tie season, and I could say this is noticeably worse than last season.
Now players stats.
Peter Forsberg again led the team in points, scoring 25 goals in 66 assists with the grand total of 99 points and the playoffs.
We lost in the first round against Symington.
Now I'm going to skip some time to about 2001 like that's the next year that something good happens.
So, anyways, this was the year that the ABS first got this year.
The outside Milan Miljan Hayduk.
They still had the same old core from 1996 except for Claude Lemieux.
We still I think we still have my keen this time.
We had a million Hayduk we had.
We had horse Berg.
We should that we even had Brian Treacy on our on our coaching staff.
You had a lot of legends on the team.
Noticeable player steps include Joe Sack winning the Art Ross Trophy, putting out 54 goals in 60 and 64 assists with a staggering AH 118 points from Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and million Hayduk came right behind them, getting 89 79 80 80 and 89 79 points that this.
Now, you could say this was definitely our best year in terms of statistics.
Now, let's in the regular season our best.
This was the year that the house caught that the ice hosted hosted the player hosted the Oh, this is the good that the outsource to the All Star Game.
Oh, yeah, I forgot about Thea.
Von Ich moved into the Pepsi Center in 1999 from the Nichols Arena from the McNichols Arena.
I'm pretty sure, anyways, the playoffs.
The Avalanche swept the Avalanche, swept the Canucks for 40 of course, big with big performances from all of our all of our really good all of our Hall of Famers.
Now, Yeah, which they had.
They are kind of a crusher.
They had to play against the Kings in the semifinals.
They now the Kings gave us a run for our money.
They'd be heck, they even took us. In seven games.
They took the Almighty Avalanche to the Tiu, a seven game series.
In the end, the Avalanche came out on top.
Now this was This is this is probably one of the easier playoff years for us because we didn't have to play that dead wings.
Which is what I've been calling them for the past six years anyways.
Yeah, The Avalanche had to play the Blues in the in the Western Conference finals.
Now, in my opinion, the Kings and the semifinals were harder.
Man, we're harder matchup for us than the Blues were in the conference finals.
But because we beat the Avalanche.
What? Because we beat the Because we beat the Blues in five games.
Now the Stanley Cup final Stanley Cup final.
We played against New Jersey Devils, who again took us to seven games.
But in the end, the Allied prevail win their second cup.
Patrick Wall wins the consul mine.
Oh, yeah, Joe sacking one in 96.
Now I'm going to skip a little, too until about 2011.
The year that the Avalanche drafted our captain.
Oh, Captain, my captain Gabriel Landeskog went right now. Yeah, lunch.
They didn't They didn't make the playoffs, but they had a great but they had a bright future behind then, Captain Million Hayduk.
Give your captain use your captain, future Captain Gabriel Landeskog and a bunch of players that no longer played for the team anymore.
Like Kyle Quincey, Paul Stastny, who should have stayed on the team.
Ryan O Reilly, who should have stayed on the team magazine.
Yeah, I hate of David Daniel Winnik.
Stefan Elliott, Ryan Cody McLeod.
So, yeah, this is a year that the Avalon's drafted Gabriel Landeskog so again, future was bright.
We This was the year that the Avalanche drafted.
If if I'm not wrong, actually 22,000 if I'm not, if I'm not mistaken.
The Avalanche drafted Matt Shane in 2010 with the third pick, and now I'm going to fast forward to about God **** to about 2014 or 2013.
This was the year that the Avalanche would draft Nathan Great.
Great 20 Natha Great Nate.
29 Nathan MacKinnon, who would turn out to be easily one of the best players in the n a child, and he he was incredible.
This is another great year for the Avalanche.
We with justice again.
We had a drum again, low.
We know, we know he didn't all.
We had a lot of guys that did great, Nathan MacKinnon won the rookie of the year.
This was the first year that we had Patrick Wall as our court as our coach.
I sounded really Canadian right there.
Anyways, we lost.
The we lose to the Wild in seven games are heartbreaker, blowing 3 to 1 lead.
But you got through.
Except we didn't We didn't make the playoffs again until 2018.
Season after after, of course.
Joe Sakic cut the fire. Petra Gua.
After a season where we were undoubtedly the worst team in the league, 28 54 8 season in 20 and 2015 2016 it was worst year of our existence on Lee getting a staggering 48 points.
But the next year, the Avalanche would totally rebound.
Jared Boehner would be akin.
We have and we have an incredible year.
Um, and let's just say we made it to the playoffs the past 33 years in a row.
And now, and to conclude this video, I want to talk about something that's truly near and dear to my heart.
The Pepsi Center has been renamed.
It pains my heart.
It pains my heart.
It really does was like I feel like the Pepsi Center was a part of my life.
As a kid, I'd always just I always just stay up late in think about what would be like, what what it's like.
Think about how fun it is to go to the Pepsi Center.
And now that now that they changed the name, it's still the same old stadium.
But I feel like the name the now the next.
Now the arena might stay the same, but the other let the Avalanche have always.
The Avalanche have always been associated with the Pepsi sign.
Perhaps the center has always been associated with the out large.
Do you think of the Avalanche? Do you think of the Pepsi Center? Not the ball set.
Not the ball arena, the ball arena.
The amount of jokes that I've made with my friends already not soccer arena.
Scroll down the nut.
So the ******* that saccharin is my favorite.
That in scrotum.
So yeah, I'm gonna I'm gonna conclude this video.
Thank you all for watching.
I know this was a long one, but I want to thank you guys so much for watching this.
I really appreciate it.