Well, Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter gave everyone an amusing soundbite when he mentioned being a wild card team would be “a waste of eight days.” Turns out, the Avs only needed seven. Upon getting their fourth sweep in Avalanche history and second in as many years, the Avs are off to the second round for the fourth consecutive…

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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