Adam Foote calls it quits

Updated: April 8, 2011, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Hard-hitting defenseman Adam Foote remained a tough guy to the end.

Even in front of a room full of family, friends and teammates, the longtime Colorado Avalanche standout hardly shed a tear, barely even had a quiver in his voice, as he announced his retirement Friday.

Just like that, one of the final links to the team's days as the Quebec Nordiques was done.

Well, nearly.

The 39-year-old captain plans to play in the season finale Sunday against Edmonton ...

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