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Paul Klee: Special Olympians and the Denver Broncos? Good time for a
Paul Klee: Special Olympians and the Denver Broncos? Good time for a "choo-choo dance"

By: Paul Klee - 0 Tue, May 15, 2018

ENGLEWOOD — Charlie is 16, one determined Special Olympian, and Tuesday night he out-swagged Swag. I wish you all could’ve seen it: soon as...

Paul Klee: Supreme Court's legalized sports gambling decision at the intersection of
Paul Klee: Supreme Court's legalized sports gambling decision at the intersection of "sin and revenue"

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

DENVER — The NFL just cured its TV ratings illness, Las Vegas just inched closer to hosting a Super Bowl, and it just became tougher than any...

Paul Klee: From Vance Joseph to Case Keenum to Shane Ray, the 2018 Broncos are on the 'Prove It' plan
Paul Klee: From Vance Joseph to Case Keenum to Shane Ray, the 2018 Broncos are on the 'Prove It' plan

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, May 3, 2018

DENVER — If the Broncos are going to make their football team great again, there’s an easy catchphrase to screenprint on...

Paul Klee: The gem of the Denver Broncos' football draft? Ask Larry Brown, basketball coach
Paul Klee: The gem of the Denver Broncos' football draft? Ask Larry Brown, basketball coach

By: Paul Klee - 0 Tue, May 1, 2018

DENVER — When I called former Nuggets coach Larry Brown about a Broncos draft pick, who knew what he’d say? Not me. I wasn’t sure...

Klee blog: Broncos lean toward offense with SMU wide receiver, Oregon running back on Day 2 of NFL draft
Klee blog: Broncos lean toward offense with SMU wide receiver, Oregon running back on Day 2 of NFL draft

By: Paul Klee - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

DENVER — The Broncos began Day 2 of the NFL draft by giving the new quarterback some help.  Courtland Sutton, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound wide...

Paul Klee: For John Elway and Broncos, Bradley Chubb plus Von Miller equals more than a franchise quarterback
Paul Klee: For John Elway and Broncos, Bradley Chubb plus Von Miller equals more than a franchise quarterback

By: Paul Klee - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

DENVER — The “No Fly Zone” has “the Astronaut.” Quarterback, schmwarterback. John Elway and the Broncos put their case in Case Keenum’s hands and...

Paul Klee: Boomer Sooner, Denver Broncos. Bring Baker Mayfield to Colorado
Paul Klee: Boomer Sooner, Denver Broncos. Bring Baker Mayfield to Colorado

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

DENVER — My choice is Baker Mayfield. Since the Broncos have engaged in pre-NFL draft meetings with the Bad Baker Brand four times, they’re...

Paul Klee: On the way up, Colorado Avalanche can take chances even as Joe Sakic intends to
Paul Klee: On the way up, Colorado Avalanche can take chances even as Joe Sakic intends to "stay the course"

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, Apr 23, 2018

DENVER — Almost nothing was expected of the 2017-18 Avalanche. No hyperbole, just the truth. But now that the Avs pushed the top-seeded Predators...

Paul Klee: After Game 6 loss in NHL playoffs, the mission for Colorado Avalanche is clear
Paul Klee: After Game 6 loss in NHL playoffs, the mission for Colorado Avalanche is clear

By: Paul Klee - 0 Mon, Apr 23, 2018

DENVER — Just about 15 minutes after P.K. Subban left the ice rink to a final round of boos, Colorado’s Public Enemy No. 1 stood broad-shouldered at...

Klee's Game 6 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 0 (it's all over)
Klee's Game 6 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 0 (it's all over)

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee’s three quick observations from Colorado’s 5-0 loss to the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center on Sunday:  ...

Klee's Game 5 Rapid Reactions: 'Hamburglar' helps Avalanche escape Nashville in epic comeback
Klee's Game 5 Rapid Reactions: 'Hamburglar' helps Avalanche escape Nashville in epic comeback

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee's three observations from Colorado's stunning 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Friday: 1....

Paul Klee: Predicting the Denver Broncos' 2018 schedule
Paul Klee: Predicting the Denver Broncos' 2018 schedule

By: Paul Klee - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

DENVER — It’s not the worst idea. It’s not tweeting after happy hour. But predicting an NFL season is up there. The draft isn’t until next week. What...

Paul Klee: Several reasons to not count out Avalanche despite Game 4 loss to Nashville
Paul Klee: Several reasons to not count out Avalanche despite Game 4 loss to Nashville

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

DENVER — You have to feel good about where this is going. Oh, it stings more than a bee after the Predators outlasted — that’s the right word, too —...

Klee's Rapid Reactions: Avalanche fall to Predators in Game 4
Klee's Rapid Reactions: Avalanche fall to Predators in Game 4

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee's three observations from Colorado's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 4 at Pepsi Center Wednesday: 1. The...

Paul Klee: P.K. Subban's 'I'd do it again' is how Avalanche can win series vs. Predators
Paul Klee: P.K. Subban's 'I'd do it again' is how Avalanche can win series vs. Predators

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

DENVER — It’s yet to be seen if the upstart Avalanche can pull off an all-timer of an upset in the NHL playoffs. Do they have enough healthy...

Paul Klee: NHL should suspend P.K. Subban as Avalanche tightens series with win over Predators in Game 3
Paul Klee: NHL should suspend P.K. Subban as Avalanche tightens series with win over Predators in Game 3

By: Paul Klee - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

DENVER — Those were pom-poms on the seats, not white towels. What, you thought a hockey club that jumped from 48 to 95 points would go quietly into...

Paul Klee: Loud noises! Can Pepsi Center carry Avalanche back into series as they face 2-0 deficit to Predators?
Paul Klee: Loud noises! Can Pepsi Center carry Avalanche back into series as they face 2-0 deficit to Predators?

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Am I imagining things? Did anyone else trudge away from Games 1 and 2 believing the Avalanche went skate-to-skate with the...

Klee's Game 2 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 4
Klee's Game 2 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 4

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee's quick observations from Nashville on Colorado's 5-4 loss to the Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup...

Klee blog: Avs stud defenseman Sam Girard ruled out for Game 2
Klee blog: Avs stud defenseman Sam Girard ruled out for Game 2

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

NASHVILLE — As if beating the West's top seed on its own ice wasn't going to be tough enough, the Avalanche must do it without a key player....

Paul Klee: Since NHL says the Predators' cheap shot was cool, Avalanche should take justice into own hands
Paul Klee: Since NHL says the Predators' cheap shot was cool, Avalanche should take justice into own hands

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

NASHVILLE — Come on, it’s OK to admit: If Pepsi Center got as loud as Bridgestone Arena and Avs defenseman Ryan Johansen took a cheap shot on the...

Paul Klee: After 5-2 loss to Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche's Game 1 hopes to swim with the catfishes
Paul Klee: After 5-2 loss to Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche's Game 1 hopes to swim with the catfishes

By: Paul Klee - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

NASHVILLE — This Southern hockey town (seriously!), this catfish tank of a building, this deep and dangerous Predators hockey club? As advertised. No...

Klee’s Game 1 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 2
Klee’s Game 1 Rapid Reactions: Predators 5, Avalanche 2

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Gazette columnist Paul Klee’s quick thoughts on Colorado’s loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 1 at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday:  1. The...

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Klee blog: "It's a party city," Hart Trophy candidate Nathan MacKinnon says, and Avs are in Nashville to crash it

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

NASHVILLE — "It's a party city," Nathan MacKinnon said Thursday inside the underdog's locker room. Who doesn't dig a good party? The Avs...

Paul Klee: The sweetest sound for Colorado Avalanche in playoff series vs. Nashville Predators? Bern-y! Bern-y!
Paul Klee: The sweetest sound for Colorado Avalanche in playoff series vs. Nashville Predators? Bern-y! Bern-y!

By: Paul Klee - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

NASHVILLE — Goalie pads tastefully organized away from the bustling foot traffic in the Avalanche training room, Jonathan Bernier...

Video: Nolan Arenado leads bench-clearing brawl, Rockies beat Padres
Video: Nolan Arenado leads bench-clearing brawl, Rockies beat Padres

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A bench-clearing brawl occurred during Wednesday's game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres. Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo threw...

Klee blog: NFL releases Broncos preseason schedule; Case Keenum opens against former team
Klee blog: NFL releases Broncos preseason schedule; Case Keenum opens against former team

By: Paul Klee - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The NFL released the Broncos' preseason schedule on Wednesday. The regular-season schedule is expected to be announced later this...

Paul Klee: Rocktober, NBA-style? Denver Nuggets keep playoff hopes alive with another comeback victory
Paul Klee: Rocktober, NBA-style? Denver Nuggets keep playoff hopes alive with another comeback victory

By: Paul Klee - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

DENVER — Who are these guys in gold and powder blue? The Nuggets are buzzing an alarm and waking up a basketball community that’s been in a deep...

Paul Klee: Thanks, Joe! Here's why Avs fans should appreciate Sakic's work for playoff-bound Colorado
Paul Klee: Thanks, Joe! Here's why Avs fans should appreciate Sakic's work for playoff-bound Colorado

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

DENVER — This was a win for Joe Sakic. This was a win for the Avalanche, too, but this was a win that screamed: Hey, guess what! An all-time...

Klee blog: Saskatchewan bus tragedy involved shakes Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, who lived in Humboldt
Klee blog: Saskatchewan bus tragedy involved shakes Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, who lived in Humboldt

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

DENVER — With a calm, cool and collected disposition, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar has led the club to one of the NHL’s great...

Paul Klee: Cold? Nah. Cheyenne Mountain's Brandon McCarthy ices Rockies on Coors Field's opening day
Paul Klee: Cold? Nah. Cheyenne Mountain's Brandon McCarthy ices Rockies on Coors Field's opening day

By: Paul Klee - 0 Sat, Apr 7, 2018

DENVER — Cold? Pshhh. Not for a Colorado guy. “It felt like high school baseball. I don’t mind pitching in cold. I was used to it growing up,"...

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