Miracle run bodes well for Avalanche's future

Updated: April 6, 2007, 4:15 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

The Colorado Avalanche's sellout streak officially ended at 487 games early in the season, lending credence to the argument (a very tired and inaccurate argument, but a common one) that Denver wasn't, ahem, a hockey town at all.

Officially, the average figure hadn't fallen much, but once tickets are known to be available, it's difficult to arrest a slide, especially if the perception is the team isn't worth supporting.

Right, Boston?

By early 2007, the Avalanche seemed ...

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