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Inside the Avalanche Locker Room: “It felt kinda cheezy”

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – When you get older and you go back to a place you’ve been many times previously, you see ghosts, in a sense. I saw the latest incarnation of the Avalanche in the visitors’ room of Rogers Arena, formerly known as GM Place, tonight. I try not to live in the past, but tonight I was thinking about how many other versions of the Avs I’ve seen in that very room.

I talked to Antoine Bibeau tonight, but I remember talking to Patrick Roy as a player in almost the same spot he stood. I saw Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in a corner, but for some reason I thought of the time I talked with Peter Worrell once in that same corner. Where Nathan MacKinnon sat and talked after the game tonight, Darcy Tucker once sat and gave me good-natured grief for doubting the Avs after Matt Duchene put them into the playoffs that night, in 2010, with a shootout goal.

The more things change…

On to some uncut audio, following the Avs’ 5-4 OT win over the Canucks:

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First up, MacKinnon, on how he thought play should have been stopped after Matt Calvert went down in that heap at the end, and on winning it in OT:

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