At an alligator farm just outside of Tampa a few years ago, the proprietor told me the animals are like “exploding logs.” They will lull you into complacency with their utter stillness, not moving even a twitch for hours at a time. Then, boom. You’re done. The exploding logs that were the Tampa Bay Lightning struck quick and lethally against…

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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.