When the regular season starts and the games start to count, we often get so caught up in the day-to-day minutiae of everything that we occasionally forget some of the bigger picture stuff along the way. As the Avs started 1-3 and played some pretty ghastly hockey along the way, it was easy to forget that every team outside the…

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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