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The Official Site of the Montréal Canadiens

Denver - November 2, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Situated approximately one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is proud to bear the nickname, the Mile-High City. Defined by the elevation of a benchmark located on the steps of the State Capitol building, additional signage indicating the unique feature of the largest city in the state of Colorado can be seen at points throughout the bustling metropolis, including at the state-of-the-art Pepsi Center, home of the Avalanche, Nuggets and Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League.

We have to admit that we’ve always had a soft spot for former Denver Nuggets center, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, known more commonly as Dikembe Mutombo, whose NBA career spanned from 1991 until 2009. We can’t explain why we loved Dikembe so much. It’s just the way it is. He blocked shots like no one else could, always with a smile on his face. Since we don’t have his talent or his size to one day make our own mark in the NBA, we jumped at the chance to come just a little bit closer to realizing our seemingly unreachable dream by taking advantage of the opportunity to use a Nuggets photo kiosk in the halls of the Pepsi Center.

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