The Colorado Avalanche made an honorable gesture during their home opener at the Pepsi Center against the eigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. It is the first time Colorado has played for their home fans in months thanks to the NHL Lockout, and the team wanted to apologize for their absence.
It is a minor gesture, but something that the fans will enjoy.
Each fan received a letter from the general manager, head coach and team captain. It could be a nice keepsake for the diehard Avalanche fans that are looking to add to their collection of team memorabilia.
Here is an image of the letter, via FOX Sports radio host Peter Burns:
The letter will not make up for all of the lost hockey, but this type of simple gesture can go a long way with the fans.