I’ve always enjoyed the end of the year. I like easily digestible moments in time where one era ends and another begins. Some eras, like the golden age Avs or the Matt Duchene era, take time to play out, but every 12 months we get to push reset on the clock and start fresh. Maybe no year will be as…

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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.