Colorado Avalanche Training Camp Observations

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#1: Johnson Epitomizes Defenseman Skating

Erik Johnson skates like he’s the instructional video for what exactly a hockey defenseman should look like. He has to have abs of steel and a pivot in his belly to transitional skate like he does. He’s big, strong and aggressive — as Iginla can attest to. If the first day of training camp was any indication, Erik Johnson is going to have a career year.