Let’s start with the obvious here. When the NHL announced their GM of the Year candidates and Joe Sakic wasn’t on it but Jim Nill was, the credibility of the award went out the window. Sakic’s offseason consisted of taking chances on a myriad of guys to improve Colorado’s depth. Every move Sakic made worked out, including pulling Val Nichushkin…

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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.