Originally posted on All Things Avs  |  Last updated 11/24/11
AP/Barry Gutierrez 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 Foxes APSL soccer team in early ’90s, they win two league championships under my watch. - beat writer, DU Pioneers, 1993 or ’94, can’t remember which, and they go to the NCAA final eight. - beat writer, 1994-95 Denver Grizzlies, an expansion IHL team that steamrollered everybody to win the Turner Cup. - 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 1...
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