DENVER - DECEMBER 23: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche fires a shot on goal during the pre-game skate to face the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center on December 23, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets