Found November 24, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, For a long time as a sports writer, I never knew what covering a bad team felt like. How’s this for a good run:... - beat writer Colorado Avalanche, 1995-present. Stanley Cup first year, six trips to Western finals in seven years, Stanley Cup 2001, Western finals next year and several more playoff teams. Of course, I thought it was all me. “I’m a good luck charm” I might have said more than once. I never knew what it felt like to cover a losing team, a bad team. I do now. Let me let you in on a little secret: it’s a lot quieter in the losing dressing room. And so it certainly was tonight, when the Avalanche opened the doors to the media about 12 minutes after their 3-0 loss to the Canucks. Normally, the room is open right away after a game, but there was team meeting after this one. When the room finally opened, it was grim in there. Players just quietly took off their gear and stared at the carpet a little bit before mostly emigrating to the...
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