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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.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS AVS PREDS
Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33), right, hits Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) in the chest during a shot attempt 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.
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)
Avalanche Predators Hockey
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard shoots against the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Avalanche Predators Hockey
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie plays against the Nashville Predators during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Avalanche Predators Hockey
Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg, right, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring his second goal of the night against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45), during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)