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Avs expect big crowd for championship parade

The Stanley Cup champion Avalanche today will parade down 17th Street in downtown Denver, "from Union Station to Civic Center Park." More than 200,000 fans are "expected to attend." The Avalanche "did a practice lap at Coors Field on Wednesday evening before" the Rockies hosted the Dodgers. At the ballpark, Avs players "took turns hoisting the fabled trophy over their heads as they circled the field and fans snapped photos." Team captain Gabe Landeskog "brought the Cup to the stands," then "took center stage, hiking the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch" (DENVER POST, 6/29).

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