Every regular season is a story with dramatic twists and turns. It’s never a straight line. For the Avalanche, this season has largely been the story of Philipp Grubauer, whose steady presence and excellence in net has helped shaped them into one of the NHL’s very best teams. Grubauer’s play has elevated him into the Vezina Trophy conversation for the…

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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.