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Following a season shortened by the NHL lockout, Canada loses one of its teams as Denver gets a second chance wth pro hockey. The Quebec Nordiques become the Colorado Avalanche in 1995. Elsewhere in the league, new logos abound. The Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins make minor updates to their crests while the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals go for wholesale changes. This will turn out to be a rather unpopular decision for the Isles.