The Backstory It’s time to address that elephant in the room — or perhaps it’s actually a rhino. Ryan O’Reilly is sure to garner a lot of ink this summer, as the Avalanche weigh their option of a long-term contract for O’Reilly against the possibility of trading him. The backstory is simple. The Avalanche and O’Reilly haven’t been two peas…

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Austin became a life-long Avalanche fan at the ripe-old age of seven, and grew up idolizing Joe Sakic, Chris Drury, Peter Forsberg, and Patrick Roy. After residing in Colorado for 24 years, it’s safe to say, the Centennial State is in Austin’s blood. Now he begins the next chapter of his life in Arizona, while keeping ties to the Mile High City writing for BSN Denver. Previously, Austin served as editor of Mile High Sticking during the 2014-15 season.