Take a walk with me to my seat in the Joe Louis Arena press box, for the last time ever, along with a couple other sights and sounds from the Avalanche’s final game here Saturday.

I got a few programs from the game, which I’ll hide around town when I get back for a Dater Treasure Hunt.

Lots of images of the late, great Gordie Howe in the building, as one might expect:

The beloved Octopus:

Photo by Adrian Dater

One last video of a part of the hallway on ice level:

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater is a staff writer with BSNDenver. He started his journalism career way, way back in 1988 as a proofreader with the Concord Monitor as a kid out of college (Keene State College), and has wended its way since with a 25-year stop at The Denver Post, 20 of which were spent as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche, from its inception in 1995. Adrian has also worked as a primary hockey writer with Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, Versus.com and Bleacher Report. He is the author of seven sports books, including the best-selling "Blood Feud: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings, The Inside Story of Pro Sports' Nastiest and Best Rivalry of Its Era" and "100 Things Avalanche Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die", which was published in October, 2016.