Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 2/20/13
Tonight long-frustrated Colorado Avalanche fans got to relive the disastrous Erik Johnson trade tonight as the St. Louis Blues visited Denver.That was the deal that helped propel the Blues toward perennial contention while keeping the once-mighty Avalanche back in the Western Conference pack.Back on Feb, 19, 2011, the Blues sent Johnson, checking center Jay McClement and a first-round pick in the ‘11 draft for Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Colorado's 2nd-round pick on that draft.Wow. The injury-plagued Johnson has just one point in 11 games this season with the Avalanche. He is currently sidelined by a head injury. McClement exited as a free agent and relocated to Toronto, where his penalty-killing skills are greatly appreciated.Meanwhile Shattenkirk has emerged as one of the NHL’s most productive offensive defensemen. He leads in the NHL in scoring at his position with 14 points in 16 games this season.After struggling through much of last season, Stewart worked himself into top physical condi
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