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I am returning to my Hall of Fame case posts for the 2012 inductees. I have written posts for Pavel Bure and Adam Oates. Today I move onto Joe Sakic. I will give his Hall of Fame case using the Keltner List. This is a series of qualitative questions first publicized by Bill James in baseball that capture a player’s Hall of Fame case.
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Top-scoring defenseman Erik Johnson is staying with the Colorado Avalanche.
The team announced Tuesday that it signed the 24-year-old restricted free agent to a four-year contract. The terms weren't released.
Johnson led all Avalanche defensemen last season with 26 points in 73 games.
The Bloomington, Minn., native won a silver medal while playing with the U.S. team at the...
With the Avs having about 25 NHL ready defensemen in their mix right now, I see some people a bit anxious about what happens to Cameron Guance, Tyson Barrie, and Stephan Elliott. I wouldn't worry too much. They three of them are 22, 20 & 21 years of age, respectively. Very young for defensemen.I did some research on Defensemen this weekend for the last two blog posts, and...
The Colorado Avalanche re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Erik Johnson to a four-year contract that is worth $15 million, according to the NHL Network. "I've wanted to be in Colorado the whole time and the four-year deal is so good for me and my family and I'm so excited to be a part of the Avalanche for the next four years," Johnson told The Denver Post...
The only real dip into the unrestricted free agent market yesterday by the Toronto Maple Leafs was the signing of 3rd/4th line center Jay McClement. Jay McClement’s best season in the NHL point wise was in 2009-10 when he had 11 goals and 29 points and last year he had 10 goals and 17 points for the Avalanche so clearly he wasn’t signed to produce offense. The question is...
Erik Johnson has signed a four year contract worth $15 million, the Colorado Avalanche have announced.
Johnson, whom the Avs acquired Feb. 2011 for Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart, struggled in the first part of last year but improved to become the leader on defense for the young Avs team.
The key now is for Johnson to continue to grow offensively while continuing to play...
This had been reported yesterday, but the Colorado Avalanche are making it official, via NHL.com’s Dave Lozo:
The #Avs have signed defenseman Erik Johnson to a four-year contract. Details to follow.
Update: From NHL.com’s EJ Hradek:
Erik Johnson’s deal in Colorado is 4 years, $15M. Cap hit (AAV) is $3.75