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Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul Klee is the Denver-based sports columnist for The Gazette, with a focus on the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche. The addicted fly fisherman grew up in Denver and returned home to join the newspaper's staff in 2012. He credits his chocolate Lab, the Maya Bear, with all of his good column ideas.

Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Jared Bednar watches the game in the waning minutes. The Avalanche lost to the Nashville Predators 5-0, ending their season at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, April 22, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Predators Avalanche Hockey
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Andrew Hammond reacts after giving up a goal to the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Avalanche Predators Hockey
Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) watches as a shot hits Colorado Avalanche goaltender Andrew Hammond (35) during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
Chiefs Broncos Football
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, top, is lifted by teammates after a touchdown catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Broncos Chargers Football
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, left, is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost (17), is pushed down by Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) during game four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center on Wednesday April 18, 2018 in Denver. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS AVS PREDS
Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), left, and Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37), top, fight for possession of the puck during game four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center on Wednesday April 18, 2018 in Denver. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Predators Avalanche Hockey
Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau (14) and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) in the third period overtime of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Denver. The predators won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog checks Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis over goalie Juuse Saros during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos Chargers Football
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, middle, is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers free safety Tre Boston, right, and strong safety Jahleel Addae during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)