Apr 10, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) checks Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian (9) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
This is still largely a no-name group and you won’t find any of these blueliners in the Norris Trophy conversation. Barrie made a bit of a name for himself last season coming out of nowhere, while Johnson will probably never live up to being a first overall pick but is solid if not spectacular. The Avs have just over $17.5M committed to its blue line.