Philipp Grubauer says he “wants to be” back with the Avs. But is that a good thing?

McGregor Square gave Philipp Grubauer the Justin Bieber treatment. The ladies on the balconies several floors up, once they’d spotted him, wouldn’t stop shouting his name.

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When the pop culture gods plop you on a terrace with Broncos icon Von Miller, dancer JoJo Siwa, actor Anthony Mackie and rapper Quavo and you’re the one getting the sunshine serenade … that’s saying something.

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OK, then, Grubi, what say you? Sticking around? Are the Avalanche your top choice on the open market?

“One-hundred percent,” the Avs goaltender and unrestricted free agent offered Sunday, in between practice hacks for the Major League Baseball All-Star Celebrity Softball Game. “One-hundred percent.”

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“I think we have an incredible team next year, too,” Grubi continued. “(General manager) Joe (Sakic) and (Assistant general manager Chris MacFarland), they always do a great job putting a team together that’s performing at a high level and playing in the playoffs. And I want to be a part of that.”

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“Everything is uncertain right now, every team is waiting for the expansion draft,” the Avs’ netminder stressed. “I would love to stay in Denver. Denver has become home. I love the team, love the organization. So it would be nice to work something out.”