Erik Johnson

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Each Team’s Last Draft Lottery Win

Get your popcorn. Take a break from golf. The teams outside the playoffs are anxiously waiting to see where their ping pong balls will drop Monday night as their team’s future will be determined. Let’s look at each team’s last lottery win and who they drafted with the 1st overall pick. The teams are listed […]

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First Round Game 7 Preview: Avalanche vs. Kraken

COLORADO AVALANCHE (3-3) AT SEATTLE KRAKEN (3-3)7:30 PM MT | BALL ARENA The Colorado Avalanche are taking on the Seattle Kraken in a winner-take-all Game 7. The Colorado Avalanche seek to clinch the First Round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs as they take on the Seattle Kraken on Sunday night at Ball Arena in […]

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Avs Resilience Forces Game 7

Colorado Avalanche Force Game 7 with Character 4-1 Win over Seattle Kraken Colorado forced a Game 7 after topping Seattle 4-1 in Game 6 of the First Round series on Friday night in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. There will be a Game 7.  After facing elimination, the Colorado Avalanche persevered and rose to the […]

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Here Come The Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche have been through a lot this season. For starters, they have dealt with a lot of injuries. Guys like Gabriel Landeskog (who has been out all season long), Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Darren Helm, Kurtis MacDermid, Erik Johnson, Pavel Francouz, Artturi Lehkonen, and Josh Manson have all missed time this season. Secondly, […]

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Opinion: The Avalanche Needed Erik Johnson to Win the Stanley Cup

One of the reasons the Stanley Cup is the best trophy in sports is that instead of being presented to the team’s owner first, it is given to the team’s captain. They get to lift it and all its glory and make the all-important decision of who to hand it to next. For Avalanche Captain […]

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Samuel Girard taking a shot, while a San Jose Shark's skater attempts to check him with his stick

Opinion: Why the Avalanche Shouldn’t Trade Samuel Girard

May 21st, 2022: In game three of the 2nd round, Samuel Girard is injured for the rest of the playoffs. June 26th, 2022: The Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 and are crowned Stanley Cup champions. The Avalanche went 10-3 after Girard’s injury, a truly remarkable run, and shows how incredible a team […]

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Analytics: Breaking down the matchup between the Avalanche and Lightning

The 2022 Stanley cup playoffs have had three sweeps. All three sweeps belong to the final two teams. Both teams have shown they deserve to be finalists and are the top 2 teams in the league. Both teams have won 4 straight games to move on and have controlled most of their games throughout the […]

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Analyzing the Avalanche Round 2 Victory and Round 3 Matchup

The Avalanche have finally overcome the second round, and while the narrative was drastically overblown, they are halfway to the ultimate goal of the Stanley Cup. Recap The Avalanche dominated at 5v5 the majority of the series, but especially in the 3rd period, where outside of game 5, when they were horrible, completely shut the […]

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Avalanche forward Artturi Lehkonen taking a shot while Blues defender Justin Faulk attempts to check him

Analysis: Avalanche lock it down defensively in Game 3

Game Overview After their first loss of the playoffs Thursday, the Avalanche looked to rebound on the road. The team started off slow, falling behind 4 minutes in off an unfortunate deflection by Devon Toews on a Colton Parayko bomb. It took a bit more time, but eventually, the Avalanche stepped up their game. Most […]

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