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Von Miller a hockey 'fan' after attending Game 3 of Predators-Avalanche

Broncos linebacker, Super Bowl 50 MVP marveled at toughness at Pepsi Center

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The Colorado Avalanche have a new fan: Von Miller.

The Denver Broncos All-Pro linebacker found himself marveling at the players on the ice after attending the Avalanche's 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round at Pepsi Center on Monday.

"That was great; that was great," Miller told reporters Tuesday. "Those guys reeled me in out there. … the energy was crazy, whole bunch of tough guys skating around on the ice. It was dope. I'm a fan."

Tweet from @Avalanche: The Broncos' star linebacker has a new respect for hockey players after coming to last night's game...Thanks for the support, @VonMiller! #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/zqh032kvbY

Miller served as Colorado's hype man at the Avalanche's first Stanley Cup Playoff home game for 2018, sitting on the glass, donning an Avalanche hat and jersey and toting a sign that said "Let's Make Noise."

Tweet from @Avalanche: When Von Miller tells you to make some noise, YOU GET LOUUUD!!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/1hgpd8LKa3

Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50 who has 83.5 sacks in his seven-season NFL career, found himself particularly in awe of the toughness on the ice.

"Those are true tough guys," Miller said. "It's a tough sport. I've got a new-found respect for those guys."

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