First off: Apologies for the sound quality on some of these. Here’s what happens when a team gets good and makes the playoffs after a four-year absence: Media that haven’t been to an Avs game in years suddenly come out of the woodwork to cover a playoff home game.

So, after a year of covering the team all by ourselves for the most part, you suddenly find yourself four-deep in the locker room, straining to get a microphone anywhere near the players. That’s just the way it goes. I went through it for years in the glory days of the Avs, and tonight there was just about every local media outlet in town in that locker room after Game 3 – after none of them darkened the Avs’ door all year.

That’s the way it goes.

Three players here: Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Bernier and Gabe Landeskog.

First up, MacK the Knife:

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Adrian Dater

Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.