Bourque didn't need much. He had a family, money, and a solid gold hall-of-fame career. But the one thing he still needed was a skate around the rink. This skate, which finally took place in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche
, was different from the millions of other he'd taken since he first stepped on the ice nearly 40 years ago. During this skate, Bourque didn't carry a hockey stick he carried the Stanley Cup
. And when he lifted the Cup for the first time, he lifted the hearts of true hockey fans everywhere. Now Bourque didn't need a thing. And to prove it, he retired.