During his first two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Roy has grown fond of several hard-nosed hockey players who have utilized workmanlike hockey to earn NHL roster spots. They are the type of guys that were the backbone of the NHL in years past. Players with grit. Players who pay the price. Players who lack the high end…

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Austin became a life-long Avalanche fan at the ripe-old age of seven, and grew up idolizing Joe Sakic, Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg, and Patrick Roy. After residing in Colorado for 24 years, it’s safe to say, the Centennial State is in Austin’s blood. Now he begins the next chapter of his life in Arizona, while keeping ties to the Mile High City writing for BSN Denver. Previously, Austin served as editor of Mile High Sticking during the 2014-15 season.

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