Championships

And Lord Stanley

Nothing brings a city and its residents together like a world championship.

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I lived in Denver when the Colorado Avalanche won their first two Stanley Cups, but I was on the road for each deciding game.

This third one, 21 years after the last, feels even sweeter, maybe because I was actually here at home for every game.

The Avalanche were the best team in hockey for most of the season.

Winning just proved it.