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Five reasons the Avalanche will make the playoffs

The Colorado Avalanche currently sit seven points out of the final playoff position in the Western Conference with 12 games remaining on their schedule and a game in hand on all of the other teams jockeying for the final playoff spots. The club was written off by many in February, but has surged back into the playoff race by winning 11 of their last 15 outings. The Avs still have...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Playoff march starts tonight

It is do-or-die time for the Colorado Avalanche, and the first of several key match-ups is set to go tonight, when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche have won 6 of their past 8 home games, while the Kings enter the match-up having won their past 5 games. However, for both teams, this is a must-win game. According to Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Semyon...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson out 3-8 weeks after knee scope

Colorado Avalanche no. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson is expected to miss three to eight weeks after undergoing a knee scope on Monday, head coach Patrick Roy announced. Coach Roy: He is, first of all, very disappointed about the situation. It’s out of our control. Nashville is what we need to focus on. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) January 26, 2015 Johnson sat out of Sunday’s...
Via Mile High Sports
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team received the update on Johnson after he had a scope Monday. Roy was ''disappointed by the situation,'' but added that he has a ''lot of confidence in our group.'' Johnson made the All-Star team, but didn't play in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: EJ proving worth

Erik Johnson has been considered by many a bust, especially compared to these two (Jordan Staal, Jonathan Toews) who were selected right behind him in 2006. Not anymore. There has long been criticism of the top choice in the 2006 NHL draft. Erik Johnson, an American defenseman, was drafted first overall by the St. Louis Blues, in front of now household names like Jonathan Toews...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson stays hot and takes top star of the week

The Colorado Avalanche only played two games last week, both of which were at home with the Christmas break sandwiched in the middle. They started with a commanding 5-0 shutout win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, but lost their momentum over the break and fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday. The Avs pulled themselves up to the .500 mark for the first time all season...
Via Mile High Sports
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Erik Johnson knocked out of Tuesday's game

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson was injured during Tuesday night's game against the Arizona Coyotes but is "feeling good." #487564903 / Johnson was knocked out by Coyotes center Martin Hanzal during overtime; they collided when Johnson lowered himself as a follow-through on a shot from Daniel Briere, so he was lined up for a hit in the head, as per...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Free agency has arrived

Finally, the day is here and free agents across the NHL can begin signing with any club as of Noon ET. For the Colorado Avalanche, there are a few interesting stories to examine heading into the free agent period. PAUL STASTNY SITUATION Paul Stastny has officially become an Unrestricted Free Agent, and his potential return to Colorado is seeming to be more and more unlikely with...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avs' Erik Johnson saves empty net goal at last second

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson racing back and made an incredible play to stop an empty net goal and save the game in the late stages of the third period during Thursday night's Western Conference playoff series opener against Minnesota.The Avalanche were down 4-3 when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater with three minutes left in regulation. With the Avalanche...
Via Holdout Sports
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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