Of course, it was Ryan O’Reilly who made the winning difference in the Avalanche’s 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues Monday night. Did any longtime Avs fan, who have seen a parade of ex-players torture them pretty much from Day 1 since the team moved to Denver in 1995, expect anything different? O’Reilly scored the only goal in…

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Adrian Dater

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.