ERIK JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP
Aaron Musick (@Avalanegist)
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There are just over two weeks until the NHL draft and Avalanche Nation is still split between drafting center Nathan MacKinnon or defenseman Seth Jones.
When it comes to this choice, the decision is tough. Both are good players who will help the Avalanche team going forward and both have unique skill sets. It is as tough...
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...
Much was expected from Erik Johnson when the St. Louis Blues tabbed him with the first overall pick in the 2006 NHL draft. Six years later, Colorado Avalanche management has shown it has plenty of faith in the defenseman's ability to finally live up to his big-time potential. Acquired from the Blues in February 2011 in a blockbuster trade that included four players and two...
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2012
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...
With the future of Chris Pronger in jeopardy, the Philadelphia Flyers have been looking for a defenseman to replace him.
Apparently their search has taken them to the Avalanche where, apparently, they have called about the services of restricted free agent Erik Johnson.
Jimmy Stizzle (judge his validity on your own) reported that the Flyers are trying to send James van Riemsdyk...
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...
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson exited Wednesday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings with back spasms.
Johnson logged 4:26 of ice time before departing in the first period.
The top overall pick of the 2006 draft, Johnson collected four goals, 19 assists and 15 penalty minutes this season.
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This has been an article I've been writing for a while but because of the Denver Post's article by Mike Chambers, it felt like the right time.
When the Avalanche added a player like Erik Johnson to their roster late last year, there were some serious questions that had to be answered.
Was he a first round bust? Can he find his game again? Will he stop being so soft...