Top ten things to know about the Colorado Avs for fans who haven't been paying attention

It's been a while since the Colorado Avalanche truly captured the imagination of sports fans around our fair state. So, with the Avs up 2-0 against the Minnesota Wild in their first-round playoff series and game three slated for tonight, it's time for those who haven't been paying close attention to do some catch-up. Here are our top ten things you need to know about the Avs to get back up to speed.
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