Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Are you ever cursed from a bad memory?  For whatever reason, its a memory that sticks with you that may be a bit uncomfortable or annoying.  Whether that memory is from a trip to the dentist or an unfortunate physical gaffe of just being clutzy or something stupid you said at the worst possible moment those memories can sometimes stick for ages.  All it takes is something to trigger you mind back to that moment and you re-live that uncomfortable moment in your mind.  I have a moment that sticks in my mind everytime I think of the Colorado Avalanche.  It was back in 2001 when Colorado won the Stanley Cup.  I was lucky enough to have a hometown hero; Elk River's Dan Hinote (who currently serves as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets) as one of the winners and he chose to spend his 'day with the Cup' by bringing it back to Elk River to use it to raise some money for the local hockey association and to thank the program, coaches, and community that got him to where he was....
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