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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 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)
Avalanche Predators Hockey
Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) scores a goal against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for the Avalanche are Blake Comeau (14) and Matt Nieto (83). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Avalanche Predators Hockey
Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, shoots as he comes around the net between Colorado Avalanche defenseman Patrik Nemeth (12), of Sweden, and goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)