In answering the headline to this column: If it walks like a duck… On Tuesday night, a person I consider not only a friend but for my money the best news reporter in the hockey business, Elliotte Friedman, dropped a pretty big news item between periods on “Hockey Night in Canada.” Specifically, that the Colorado Avalanche had asked for,…

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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.