For a team hounded by questions of secondary scoring all season, the Avalanche lost Gabe Landeskog in the final minutes of a game they were shutout in. They responded to the 4-0 loss in Dallas by defying the playoff odds and making a run for the postseason even as their captain sat on the sideline watching. That time appears have…

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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.