Colorado Avalanche: Christmas Gifts from the Team

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Oct 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (6) shoots against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Johnson, Just That

In case you’re new to Mile High Sticking, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson is my favorite player.

ICYMI: That’s Our Condor

He’s nicknamed Condor because of his predatory skating, and I couldn’t describe it better than that. Also, he’s got the snarkiest sense of humor:

EJ’s gift to the team is that he plays like it’s Game 7 in the playoffs every night. Granted that means sometimes he gets overly excited and makes mistakes. However, he’s also one mean mudder on the ice, and he’ll make opponents pay if they want to get past him.

My favorite gift from him to the Colorado Avalanche is his coast-to-coast play. He drives up the ice, and it’s like he’s a juggernaut. Here’s that time he did it against the Detroit Red Wings:

Plus, EJ loves animals. How can you hate a guy who loves animals? (Unless he’s on the Minnesota Wild.) Oh, and EJ hates the Minnesota Wild. Bonus!

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