The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here. The Colorado Avalanche, winner of the President’s Trophy as the league’s top regular-season team, opens up their first-round matchup tomorrow night against the St. Louis Blues. Despite the Avs going 5-3 against the Blues in their eight matchups throughout the season, many are nervous about the possible matchup problems presented by the Blues as…

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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. Follow AJ on Twitter - @returnofaj