There are statement games and there’s whatever the Colorado Avalanche just did to the Minnesota Wild. Following a 5-1 thrashing two nights ago that featured the Avs dropping 54 shots on goal and generally embarrassing the Wild, it was fair to expect some pushback from Minnesota. This was a team that had been playing some of the best hockey in…

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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.