Arms outstretched while giving the home crowd bad news, you could forgive NHL referee Graham Skiliter if those arms were looking for a hug after a controversy-marred night at the Pepsi Center. In that moment, Skiliter was informing the announced crowd of 13,890 the Colorado Avalanche had not tied the game as the play in question was offsides. That call, which comes…

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A.J. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for DNVR. 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 DNVR draft podcasts along with his other duties. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Avalanche podcast.