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Dater Diary: Avs-Stars have rich playoff history, and here are some memories

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA – A subscriber of the site, a person from Texas who happens to be in the journalism business but is an Avs fan, wanted me to write about the Avs-Stars playoff series of the past. So this is for him, and maybe you’ll get something out of it too.

The fact is, the Avs and Stars have a rich playoff history. Not as rich and colorful as the Avs and Red Wings, but it’s No. 2, for sure, on the all-time Avalanche playoff rivalry list.

Some history and my memories of covering it all:

1999, Western finals – This is one of the more underrated and great playoff series of all time, in my opinion. The Avs lost it in a brutally tough Game 7, though, so it’s not remembered favorably by longtime Avs fans.

I just have so many snapshot memories of the series, such as:

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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies. Previously Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report to name just a few.

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