The question to Conor Timmins: How did it go out there in your first pro game of any kind? Before the kid who just turned 19 Monday could answer, veteran Erik Johnson, sitting in the next stall over, said “He was the best D out there.” On a night when the Colorado Avalanche lost a 4-1 preseason opener against the…

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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.