ST. LOUIS -- Just four days after Erik Johnson was traded away by the Blues, the star defenseman returned to St. Louis intent on proving they made a mistake in letting him go.
Johnson was in the Colorado Avalanche starting lineup Tuesday night against the Blues, who chose him with the No. 1 overall pick in 2006.
"I want them to regret trading Erik Johnson," he said. "There's no doubt about that, and I say that with the utmost respect. I want [general manager] Doug Armstrong to regret the trade."
Johnson and McClement drew a loud ovation from the sellout crowd when their names were announced as starters before the game.