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Avalanche Storytime: The reason Peter Forsberg and linemates were not on the bench to start first Avs game ever

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Really, really sharp Avalanche fans already knew this: They knew that, when the puck was dropped on the very first Avalanche game in team history, Oct. 6, 1995, at home against the Detroit Red Wings at McNichols Sports Arena, Peter Forsberg and his linemates, Claude Lemieux and Valeri Kamensky, not only were not on the ice, they were not on the bench.

The reason? An equipment problem of sorts; dulled skate blades from skating over an electrical cord on the ice.

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