“This is embarrassing. It’s always hard to lose in the playoffs, especially like this.” “Listen, they were better than us. They beat us in four straight. They’re a great team. We weren’t good enough, that’s the bottom line.” “As you can see, we didn’t even give ourselves a chance…Clearly [the Avalanche] the better team.” Sometimes the story of a playoff…

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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