Adversity often teaches us the most important lessons of how to navigate the unpredictability of life. Riding the emotional roller coaster through the fires of hell and back to the top of the mountain creates a natural learning environment. What we take from those lessons often go on to define many of the decisions we make later on when presented…

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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