A.J. Haefele

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Colorado ftw.

In college basketball, Kansas Jayhawks rock you!

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Daily Cupcakes - February 27th, 2012


Penguins G Brad Thiessen got his first career start and win in yesterday's 4-2 victory over Columbus. Thiessen, who was undrafted, had waited patiently for his first NHL start. Since signing with...

Avalanche @ Red Wings, Game 63 Preview

Last night was weird, eh? A shutout, a stomping of an inferior opponent, Matt Hunwick scoring a goal (finally, dude), the Mammoth getting beat down at home. Strange night. Anyway. There's no...

Avalanche @ Blue Jackets, Game 62 Preview


Dat drama. Seems the Avs always find themselves caught up in the whirlwind storylines of their opponents these days, the newest example being the Avs heading into Columbus just after the...

Northwest Check - "Everyone Keeps Hanging Around" Edition


I hate this division. Nobody represents my disdain for the frustration of separation from the pack better than the Calgary Flames, who finally got around to losing...sort of. Sure they got...

Northwest Check - "I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghost" Edition


Northwest Check - "I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghost" Edition

Northwest Check - "Here We Go Again" Edition


Northwest Check - "Here We Go Again" Edition

Northwest Check - "Bare Bones" Edition


Apologies in advance for the much, much shorter NWC this week but I've been battling Pyelonephritis all week and haven't been able to watch any hockey. Calgary continues to be just good enough to...

Northwest Check - "A Week's Worth of Nothing" Edition


What a difference a week can make, right? Colorado came back to Earth last week against some pretty good hockey clubs and only managed to scrape by with 3 of a possible 8 points, scoring just 3...

Northwest Check - "Urface is Regressing" Edition


Writing this column every week is always a lot more fun when the Avalanche are winning and the other teams in the division that I care about are really struggling. It likely won't last too much...

Avalanche at Kings, Game 41 Preview


The halfway point is upon the Avalanche as they play game 41 of 82 tonight at the Staples Center versus the Los Angeles Kings. A funny story this Kings team is. Talented on offense, defense, and...

Avalanche at Ducks, Game 40 Preview


It took long enough, eh? The Avalanche are finally back to being the Avalanche we all know and love where injuries start to rear their ugly head around the turn of the calendar and look fit to...

Northwest Check -"lol Later 2011" Edition


Holy balls what a week in the NHL. Lots of movement in the standings on a daily basis and the regression bug continued to nestle happily in Minnesota, infuriating their fan base and delighting...

Coyotes at Avalanche, Game 39 Preview


The Avalanche will attempt to get back on the W side of the standings when the visiting Phoenix Coyotes invade the Pepsi Center tonight. The Coyotes always present the Avalanche with unique...

Jets at Avalanche, Game 38 Preview


While yesterday's game versus the Wild was between two teams streaking in opposite directions, tonight's game featuring the Avalanche hosting the Winnipeg Jets in their only visit to Denver...

Northwest Check - "Heehaw Seesaw" Edition


Winning is kind of cool. Sadly, due to the curse of this column (uhh..don't go look that up) and the upcoming matchup against the impossible-to-beat Minnesota Wild, I sure hope Avs fans everywhere...

Northwest Check - "Wild Living Up To Their Name" Edition


Yo. It's been two weeks since I last rolled this sucker out so let's get back in the swing of things. While I currently ignore the Avs latest meltdown, this time at the hands of the hosting Sharks,...

Northwest Check - "Brace Yourselves" Edition


Ahhh. A lot more fun to write these when things go relatively well for the Avalanche. While the rest of the division enjoyed predominantly solid weeks themselves, the Avs certainly didn't hurt...

Northwest Check - "No Clever Title This Week" Edition


Something about small town Kansas just makes a brotha want to write about hockey, you know? It's quiet out here in a place where hockey is a complete unknown. Why shouldn't Kansas City get a team?...

Northwest Check - "Dat Is A Sweet Earth" Edition


Title says it all, really (especially if you get the reference). The Minnesota Wild and Edmonton Oilers are experiencing a bit of a return to Earth as their otherworldly goaltending starts to do...

Islanders at Avalanche, Game 16 Preview


Yesssss. It seems only fitting I'm listening to The Misfits while typing this out because both teams are full of them. Why is Matt Hunwick in Denver? Why do the Islanders insist on hanging on to...

Northwest Check - "SoCal Swings" Edition


A busy week with a lot of topsy-turvy results for the still-competitive Northwest Division. The surprise duo at the top of the division are leading the NHL in the all-important Goals Against...

Northwest Check - "First Place Was Fun While It Lasted" Edition


Reality can kind of suck sometimes. Luckily, we're only about 12% of the way through the regular season so reality is still kind of an unknown at this point. Is Edmonton really THIS good? I know I...

Northwest Check - "Yeaaaaaaaaaahhh!" Edition


Awwwwwwwwww yeah! We're back and rollin. I actually had written the majority of last week's Northwest Check but a surprising amount of work and an intrusion of cute chicks kept me from pumping out...

Northwest Check - Vancouver Canucks Off-Season Review


I'm still sick so for the second day in a row I'm going to save you all from listening to me ramble and make stuff up to fill as much space as possible before the jump and make the picture look...

Northwest Check - Minnesota Wild Off-Season Review


I'm pretty sick so today's review of the Minnesota Wild's off-season is going to be drenched in relative brevity. It was an intriguing off-season for the Wild as they traded a bunch of their good...

Northwest Check - Edmonton Oilers Off-Season Review


Day 2 of the Off-Season Reviews of our Northwest Division brethren takes us to the Canadian wasteland that is Edmonton. A team in a full-blown rebuild, the Oilers finished at the bottom of the NHL...

Training Camp Recap


Training Camp was fuuuuuun. Between the antics of the unflappable Colonel Mustard (at the hockey rink, with his stupidity) and the general chaos of finally seeing this year's team hit each other a...

Northwest Check - Calgary Flames Off-Season Review


  And we're back! The long summer, The Big Trade Part 2, the drafting of great intangibles, the extremely exciting signing of Chuck Kobasew (he was only bad because he was in Minnesota, right?...

Rookie Camp - Day Three


And just like that, Rookie Camp 2011 is over. Today featured me being lazy and not taking notes for 25 minutes because I just wanted to watch some hockey for a bit. I did manage to get a bunch of...

Rookie Camp - Day Two


Sorry the post is so late. Had some major issues with SBN yesterday and it cost me 90% of the original post but because I'm human I did have to get some sleep. Hockey season is definitely back. A...

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