On day 2 of our MHH staff Tenerife retreat we toured some volcanoes and Mike gave a fascinating lecture on how half the island could fall into the sea and create a tidal wave that would wipe out the Eastern Seaboard of the US. Funny stuff. Anyway, we returned to the billiard room before dinner once again to discuss Erik Johnson.
True or False: Erik Johnson will be a finalist for the Norris Trophy some time in the next 5 years.
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At least not without some help. I see him as elite, but he doesn't get the publicity necessary to carry him to a nomination on his own merits. So several things need to possibly happen for this to occur: Injuries to multiple guys that do get more publicity, he gets traded to an Eastern conference team, or the Avs have a strong post-season run for consecutive seasons while EJ's point totals hover in the 40's.