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ERIK JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson saves an empty net goal (Video)

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saves the game clinching empty net goal. I want to know why this wasn’t a penalty? Delay of game, I would say. Maybe not.
Via Goon's World
April 18, 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

Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net

The Minnesota Wild were up 4-3 and had a chance to clinch the first game of the series but Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saved the day. Johnson’s amazing hustle to keep the puck out of the net kept the Avs in the game, and allowed Paul Stastny to tie the game with 13 seconds left. [@cjzero] The post Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net appeared...
Via Diehardsport
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche defenseman Johnson set to return against Lightning

No Avalanche practice today. The guys will skate at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to prepare for an evening game against the Tampa Bay Lighting. Avs D Erik Johnson will be back in the fold after serving his two-game suspension for slashing. Former University of Denver coach George Gwozdecky makes his homecoming tonight/Sunday. Gwozdecky is a TB assistant coach under Jon Cooper, 46, who used...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson suspended two games by the NHL

Former Gopher Eric Johnson Suspended two games by the NHL for his dirty slash on New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen. Personally, I think it should be longer. NEW YORK - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen during NHL Game No. 878 in New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, the National...
Via Goon's World
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues still celebrate the Erik Johnson trade

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...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Unproven Johnson gets lucrative four-year deal from Avs

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Avs sign Erik Johnson to 4-year deal

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  |  Discuss

Aaron Musick: Why the Erik Johnson trade was necessary

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...
Via HockeyBuzz
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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