The Most Popular Players in the History of the Colorado Mammoth

Shea Haney@SheaH4Correspondent IIIOctober 18, 2011

The Most Popular Players in the History of the Colorado Mammoth

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    The Colorado Mammoth have become the most popular team in the National Lacrosse League.  It's hard to imagine that this team has only been around for seven years.  

    Here are the all time greatest players that have graced the Mammoth floor. Leave your comments at the end of the slideshow if you feel I have forgotten someone.

Gary Gait—Forward

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    Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Wayne Gretzky, Gary Gait. All these men have one thing in common: They are their sports.

    Gait is responsible for making lacrosse what it is today.  He is the best player to ever pick up a stick.  With the Colorado Mammoth, Gait set records and helped the Colorado Mammoth start in Denver. As a coach, Gait took the Mammoth all the way to the top by winning the 2006 Champion’s Cup.

    Fans in Denver, as well as across the United States, have Gait to thank for many memories on the floor.

Gavin Prout—Forward

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    Gavin Prout has defined the Post-Gary Gait era for the Colorado Mammoth.

    Prout took over as captain in 2006 when Gait moved to the bench. Fans were instantly rewarded by Prout leading the team to the championship. Whether it is scoring goals or dishing the ball, Prout has done it all for the Mammoth.

    In 2011, Prout was traded back to the Mammoth after several years in Edmonton. He soon proved himself a good luck charm for the team. As soon as he came back to Denver, a long losing streak was snapped for the team.

Brian Langtry—Forward

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    The high flying Brian Langtry has been electrifying crowds for several years in Denver. With his acrobatic goals and intense spirit he could change the tempo of any game at any time.

    With his recent retirement announcement, Colorado will have a huge spot to fill on the offensive side of the floor.

Gee Nash—Goaltender

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    Gee Nash is the best net minder that Colorado fans have ever seen. There weren't many bad games that Nash had for Mammoth fans. He also became a champion with the 2006 squad. 

    He was the inspiration for the cheers of “G-Fense” that could be heard at the Pepsi Center when the Mammoth were on defense.

Jamie Hanford—Face Off/Defense

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    The art of face offs in lacrosse is one that not many people can master. Jamie Hanford or “Man Cub” was one a player who did.

    When he wasn’t scooping the ball off the turf, Hanford was making sure opposing teams knew where he was on defense.