Philipp Grubauer won plenty of games last year for the Colorado Avalanche. 30 of 40 of them, in fact, as he had a Vezina Trophy-caliber season. Yet, when the NHL season opened last night, Grubauer was in Seattle watching four pucks find their way behind him as he started and lost the first game in Kraken history. Back in Denver,…

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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