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Colorado Avalanche

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The Resume

    (1995- )
    Located in Denver, Colorado
    Formerly known as the Quebec Nordiques (1979-95)
    Play in Ball Arena (formerly the Pepsi Center)
    Three Stanley Cup Championships (1996, 2001, 2022)
    Six retired numbers: Joe Sakic's #19, Peter Forsberg's #21, Milan Hejduk's #23, Patrick Roy's #33, Adam Foote's #52 and Ray Bourque's #77

Why they might be annoying:

    They play in a city with a notoriously high altitude, which makes it hard for some players to adjust to.
    Their ownership whitewashed their history as the Quebec Nordiques after the sale, going as far as unretiring all the retired numbers to make a fresh start.
    They originally wanted to call themselves the Rocky Mountain Extreme after they relocated from Quebec City.
    The proposed name drew a negative reception from the fans after being leaked to the media, that a name the team contest yielded Avalanche as the winner.
    They had a reputation for being inconsistent, despite having a star-laden roster.
    They had a rotating ownership carousel for three years, prior to the team being purchased by Stan Kroenke.
    They were forced to abandon their mascot Howler the Yeti, after the handler got into an altercation with a fan.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They are the NHL's second (and more successful) venture in Denver.
    They set an NHL record by winning nine consecutive division titles in their first nine seasons after the relocation (1996-2003).
    They were the first team since the 1937 Washington Redskins to win a championship in their maiden season after a relocation (1996).
    They defeated the city's former franchise in a seven game classic, which was remembered for Ray Bourque getting the only Stanley Cup of his career (2001).
    They had a great rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings during the late 1990's and early 2000's.
    Despite not being a continuation of the old Colorado Rockies, they paid homage to the original franchise with an alternate Rockies uniform in the Avalanche's color scheme.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 180 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 23 Votes: 13.04% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 21 Votes: 4.76% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 24 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 76 Votes: 51.32% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 111 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 49 Votes: 40.82% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 39 Votes: 51.28% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 97 Votes: 44.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 128 Votes: 65.62% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 319 Votes: 56.74% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 531 Votes: 64.03% Annoying