Okay. It’s going to be like that. For the second time in three years, Nathan MacKinnon lost a very close vote to finish second place in the Hart Trophy voting. 20 voters put MacKinnon in fourth or fifth place and two voters left him out of the top five entirely. After losing to Taylor Hall predominantly behind the argument of…

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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.