Favorite Avalanche Players #4 - Adam Foote

@teamfreak16 (40875)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 5, 2016 8:52am CST
When the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver, becoming the Colorado Avalanche, we here in Colorado inherited a young, star studded team that would win the Stanley Cup that very season. One of those players is #4 in this series: Defenseman Adam Foote. Adam Foote played 19 seasons in the NHL, 13 of them with the Avalanche. Foote was a hardnosed, stay at home defenseman that didn't score a lot of goals, but his work around the net was outstanding. He won two Stanley Cups with the team, and his #52 hangs from the rafters in the Pepsi Center, where the Avalanche play. Foote was also the last active member of that Nordiques team to retire. Adam Foote played in 760 games for the Avalanche, and scored 48 goals, which isn't bad for a stay at home defenseman. My favorite Adam Foote moment? Foote dumping Dallas' Mike Modano into the Stars bench at the beginning of a playoff series against the Stars, setting the tone for a physical game. It was awesome. And hilarious.
Adam Foote tribute. Foote announced his retirement on April 8th, 2011, after spending 19 seasons in the NHL, 17 of them with the Colorado Avalanche. This is ...
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@Dena91 (4196)
• United States
5 Dec 16
He was a great player. When I was a kid growing up in Philadelphia my dad would take my brother and I to Flyers games. I remember when they won the Stanly Cup in 1974 against their arch rivals the Boston Bruins. Schools closed and businesses so that everyone could attend the parade down Broad Street. One of my all time favorite childhood memories.
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@teamfreak16 (40875)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Dec 16
That must have been fun. I wasn't able to attend either Avalanche Stanley Cup parades. I did get to watch the first one on TV.
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@JohnRoberts (54291)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Dec 16
Sure to be heading to the HOF.
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@teamfreak16 (40875)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec 16
Oh, most definitely. Dude was a stud.