The Colorado Avalanche are continuing a tradition of treating their fans on Opening Night.
In 2009, they retired longtime captain Joe Sakic's number.
In 2010, they honored the 15th anniversary of the 1995-1996 Stanley Cup team.
Colorado is 2-0 in games played after these recent Opening Night ceremonies. What better way to kick off the new season than with a farewell ceremony to one of Colorado's greatest players, and then thrashing the rival Detroit Red Wings on the ice?
It's the way Foppa would want it.