The Jack Eichel trade went down at the crack of dawn yesterday morning, ending an embarrassing saga for the Buffalo Sabres who essentially held their star player and former captain medically hostage while they waited for teams to pony up the assets to free him of the shackles of being a Sabre. Vegas was always one of the most logical…

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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