A 4-5-1 start for the Colorado Avalanche certainly isn’t what anyone was expecting coming into this season. Even the people who seem to live to tell the world how overrated the Avs always are couldn’t have imagined the first 10 games would have looked anything like they did. Between the random COVID-related absences, the short roster forced by the salary…

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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