Gamesmanship is always one of the more interesting subplots to follow during any playoff cycle. Coaches not tipping their hand about lineups, player injuries being kept secret, it’s all a game organizations love to play in the effort to protect what they view as vital information for as long as possible. In the bubble environment where media is not allowed…

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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.