5 years ago

Erik Johnson thinks the Colorado Avalanche are in a good position going into the shortened season.

"We're young, we have fresh legs. I think we're going to jump out of the gates hot and ready to go," Johnson said. "Guys are going to be champing at the bit, and we had guys playing in Europe who are going to be ready to go. It's just great to be talking about and actually playing the game again." Johnson didn't play during the lockout and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2011-12 campaign. He probably will have a better season, but don't be surprise if he struggles a bit early on.