Peter Forsberg To Erik Johnson: Colorado Avalanche Winless in Tragic Week

February 20th, 2011 by James Crider Leave a reply »
When the city of Denver is overcrowded with citizens in neck braces tomorrow, don't worry—it's just Colorado Avalanche fans trying to recover from whiplash.

The week of Feb. 14, 2011 will go down as the most memorable week in Colorado Avalanche history, but for all of the wrong reasons.

Colorado started the week with the return of former star forward Peter Forsberg, who would go on to play only two games before his shocking retirement was announced mere hours before the future Hall of Famer's highly anticipated home-ice return against the Calgary Flames.

In what will forever be known as the St. Valentines Day Massacre, the Avalanche were decapitated, 9-1, by the Flames, the worst loss since the franchise moved to Denver in 1995.

To make matters worse, leading scorer Matt Duchene was injured while needlessly blocking a shot, and is out indefinitely with a hand injury.

The game would be significant for yet another reason, as it would mark the last time starting goaltender and 2009-10 MVP Craig Anderson would wear an Avalanche sweater, as he was moved to the Ottawa Senators in the four days between the loss and the Aval ...

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