When I was a kid and started a sentence with “Yeah, but…”, my dad would always cut me off and say “Yeahbuts come at Easter!” and cackle to himself. Dads, am I right? The Avalanche were kind of like me as a kid last year. Every time someone would talk about Colorado’s elite top line last year, it was inevitably…

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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.