Colorado Avalanche Final Season Grades, A-L

May 2nd, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
With the Avalanche's 2010 season officially rotting in the morgue, it's time to look back at the individual efforts of the players to see who was key in the Avalanche's resurgence, and who stunk the joint up.

Craig Anderson: A+ . For the first time post lockout the Avalanche got top 10 goaltending, with Anderson setting numerous career bests and leading the NHL in saves.

Peter Budaj: B- . He was sharp when called upon, but that only happened 11 times.

Brett Clark: C+ . Clark was once again a shot blocking machine, but didn't provide as much offense as he has shown he can in the past. His defensive play ranged from excellent to awful, a problem for someone paid to log top four minutes.

Kyle Cumiskey: B- . Cumiskey seemed like a long shot to make the team, but by the end of the season began to lead all Avalanche players in ice time per game. The problem is that he was a minus-10 in April.

Matt Duchene: B+ . Duchene had a good rookie season with 24 goals and 55 points, but will be expected to show more consistency in the coming seasons.

Chris Durno: C- . For a player with such little skill, Durno deserves a ...

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