Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Trivia Time! Answer

The voting has concluded, and the correct answer to the question on the right is the Colorado Avalanche.

While almost everyone knows Kyle was born and raised in Minnesota (St. Paul, to be precise), not everyone realizes that during his formative years that fine state was without an NHL franchise.

The Minnesota North Stars, at one time this blog's second favorite team, bolted for Dallas after the 1993 season. Kyle was 5 years old at the time. NHL hockey, in the form of the Minnesota Wild, returned to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in 2000.

In the meantime, the outstanding skill of players such as Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg attracted Kyle to become a fan of the Avalanche, a team who themselves had relocated from Quebec in 1995.

In any case, as a fan Kyle experienced one of the NHL's better (and nastier) rivalries in the 1990's and early 2000's, as the 'Lanche frequently squared off with their rivals, the Detroit Red Wings, in many memorable regular season and playoff games.

Hopefully he will now be able to enjoy a pretty good rivalry as a player during his time in New York, as we're no strangers to blood feuds in these parts either.

1 comment:

OkposoNose said...

Plus we have to keep in mind, 1) The Wild have possibly the most convoluted and contrived logo in the NHL and 2) The only great player ever to suit up for the Wild was Richard Park.