Denver – Adrian Roth wanted to let go Nazim Qadri I know she and all the Colorado Avalanche fans had his back and decided to do something about it.
Ruth, an avalanche season ticket holder, drew a banner with a personal message for the striker, and printed 300 flyers in her local office saying “Stand with Nas” for Game Five against the St. Louis Blues at Paul Arena on Wednesday.
Banners were placed on the seats before the match, and the fans kept them during the 5-4 overtime loss. It was Ruth’s response to taunts and threats to Kadri after Game Three of the series in St. Louis on Saturday.
In that match, the Blues goalkeeper Jordan Bennington He sustained a lower body injury at 6:45 in the first period after being sent off by his teammate Cali Rosen And my destiny, who was skating hard for the rebound.
“After everything that happened before Game 4, I was upset,” Ruth told NHL.com on Thursday. “I usually have Nas in most games so I knew I was going to get something [for Game 5]And I had a few people in the Avs community reach out and ask, “Do you have any ideas?”
Roth’s personal tag reads: “The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy. #StandWithNaz” It’s a slight paraphrase of a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kadri notched his first Stanley Cup hat-trick in Game Four, with a 6-3 victory over an avalanche on Monday.
“We take threats to any of our players or members of the club very seriously,” National Hockey Association Deputy Commissioner Bill Daley told Darren Dreger of TSN on Monday. “We are in contact with the St. Louis Police Department and they are using enhanced security measures in both the plaza and the hotel.”
The avalanche leads the Best of 7-Series 3-2 heading into Game 6 in St. Louis on Friday (8 p.m. ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS). With their victory, they reached the conference final for the first time since 2002.
Ruth, who also makes and sells avalanche-related merchandise through Etsy, said Kadri’s wife, Ashley, reached out to her and thanked her for her support.
“I got to know her,” said Ruth. “I told her, ‘I’m planning on doing this, just so you know.'” “It was great to see her,” she said.
Roth said the overall response has been “extremely positive.”
“In Nas’s words, for those who hate, there are still those who hate. There are still those who disagree with her, don’t understand her or try to make her relate to something else but that’s a very small voice,” she said. “I will say even with the devastating loss (in Game 5) I woke up with a very full heart. Our news cycle is full of bad. It’s good to see the good make the news cycle.”
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