Colorado Avalanche: Why Erik Johnson Will Be the Avalanche’s Next Captain

August 6th, 2011 by Kevin Goff Leave a reply »
The Avalanche are looking to turn the page on what was an incredibly disappointing season.

Things got off to a great start with the drafting of Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens. The positives continued when the Avalanche put together a very solid goaltending duo of Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Signing strong defenders Jan Hejda and Shane O'Brien to the team showed the the Avalanche are committed to getting bigger and stronger.

The next thing the Avalanche need to do that will really start their new chapter in history is declaring their next captain.

Fellow Avalanche writer Austin Snow put together a nice piece outlining the players who stand the best chance of donning the C on their jersey next season.

Each of the players listed on that article have shown great leadership qualities for this team, but I believe that Erik Johnson is going to be the one who is given the honor of the captain this coming season for several reasons.

First, his overall skill and ability make him one of the best players on the team. He's reliable in his own zone and can make every kind of defensive play.

He can ...

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