Found May 07, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Disclaimer: This isn't a statement on which team "won" the Erik Johnson trade but rather a take on why the Avs had to take the chance. Watching the playoffs, it is clear that the risky move to acquire Erik Johnson was a move the Colorado Avalanche had to make. Especially out west, it is clear that each playoff team needs a minute-munching defenseman who can play in all situations. Lookin...

Jan Hejda: Avalanche unsung hero

Yesterday Mike Chambers of the Denver Post had a write up at the Denver Post on Jan Hejda. I was unimpressed with his analysis.Let's first adress the (very slight) potshot at me:Don’t believe your little league anonymous blogger — plus-minus is hockey’s best overall statistic, Actually let's ignore the potshot and look at the content. You should question what I say...

Northwest Athlete Profile: Joe Sakic

NHL Hockey: Burnaby Joe Sakic Born: July 7, 1969 (age 42), Burnaby, BC, CAN Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb) Position: Centre Shot: Left Played for: Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche National team: Canada NHL Draft: 15th overall, 1987, Quebec Nordiques Playing career: 1988–2009 Burnaby Joe Joe Sakic, perhaps one of the classiest players...
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