The BSN Avalanche Podcast drops with AJ Haefele and Nathan Rudolph going into which free agents could help the Avs and which Colorado might want to stay away from.

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A.J. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for BSN Denver. AJ helped launch the network back in 2015 and has filled roles as a team leader and Editor-In- Chief, along with co-hosting the BSN Denver draft podcasts along with his other duties. You can hear him every weekday on the BSN Avalanche podcast.

  • Another great one, guys.

    If Anders Lee is the consolation prize for not getting Panarin I will dance on the roof of my house naked. Unfortunately I think the Avs have less of a chance at him than Panarin. +1 to everything you guys said plus he’s only missed 3 games in the last 4 seasons. He would be just what the doctor ordered. Lamoriello will not let him get off Long Island. I think the only chance would be if he decided he wanted to get to 7/1 just to talk to some teams and someone blew him away with a shitload of money and term. But they’re still not going to let their new captain go a year after losing their last one.

    OK AJ, answer this if you dare and pretend no whiny BSN subscriber will throw it back at you if it doesn’t happen: what percentage do you put on Panarin wanting to come here? You said several times “if he wants to come here.” We’ve all heard the same stuff from all the usual suspects (you know, the guys who told us EK65 was going to Tampa when you heard he was going to SJ) , his girlfriend wants to model in NY, he wants to live at the beach, he wants to play for Q again, he wants to play with his buddy Bob. Does he want to come here or are we getting Kevin Hayes and shutting the hell up about it?

  • I would like straight up goal scorers.
    Shooters.
    We have to break out of the centers that pass 1st routine. I don’t think anyone would describe Kerfoot, Jost, Kamanev, Soda, Bowers as shooters. Nor would I say we have wingers that straight up shoot. I understand centers distributing but to who. I want a sniper.
    We need a Heyduk type player, Debrincat. Skinner is off the board. We never talk about “that shot.” Maybe Mack but we all know his level. I’m talking a bonafide shooter.

    Is it crazy to jump to 10 and take Caulfield. If he’s there.

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