The Avalanche knows what’s coming. They remember how they felt playing Nashville the first time last year. The sting of a playoff loss carries one through the summer. Instead of facing the team that eliminated them, Colorado is on the other side of the coin as they welcome in the Calgary Flames for their season-opening game. “There’s gonna be some…

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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.