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Avalanche Retiring Forsberg's Jersey On Opening Night

The Colorado Avalanche are continuing a tradition of treating their fans on Opening Night.

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In 2009, they retired longtime captain Joe Sakic's number.

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In 2010, they honored the 15th anniversary of the 1995-1996 Stanley Cup team.

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In 2011? Well, they're going to raise Peter Forsberg's #21 jersey to the rafters before Opening Night on October 8.

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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?

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It's the way Foppa would want it.