Erik Johnson: 2014-15 Season in Iron Maiden Songs

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"“Tell Me why I have to be a power slave. I don’t want to die, I’m a god, why can’t I live on?” ~from Powerslave"

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

By now you know that Erik Johnson missed the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He went into surgery on January 26, but he didn’t return. He stayed practicing in that No Contact jersey until there were no more practices and no more season.

Finally, on April 11, 2015, Johnson and the other players on IR were made available to the media. Johnson didn’t reveal anything too surprising:

"“Obviously really frustrating to not be able to come back after have such a good first half to the year…I was on pace for a career year. It would have been nice to finish that out and see where it took me, but I know what I’m capable of now, and I know I still have more room to grow. I can be better and take on more responsibility — I’ll be back 100 percent and hungry next season.”"

It was frustrating for all of us to watch EJ, our Condor, the much-maligned defenseman to have his career season cut so short.

Luckily, Erik Johnson doesn’t have to be the “power slave” who dies rather than living on. He’s still on the young side — 27 — and still has plenty of career ahead of him. As Avs fans we wish he’d been able to see the whole season out. However, he promises he’s hungry and 100 percent — that’s sure to inspire new types of songs for next season.

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