Best Happy (Hockey) Ending on TV - 2005
Classic Avalanche games on Altitude
With the 2004-2005 National Hockey League season officially in the grave, Colorado Avalanche fanatics have only one place to turn: Altitude. The new cable-sports network, founded by Stan Kroenke as a showcase for the professional teams he owns (most prominently, the Avs and the Denver Nuggets), may not have any new matches to broadcast, but it's got plenty of old ones. Programmers have the luxury of picking and choosing based on the final outcome, and thus far, they've selected thrilling victories, not discomfiting defeats. There's precious little suspense, but loads of icy satisfaction.