Colorado Avalanche Final Season Grades, M-Z

May 10th, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
Cody McLeod: C. McLeod had a good start to the season with three goals in October, but after an eye injury sidelined him a few games, McLeod's offense completely dried up as he finished the year with only 18 points. McLeod isn't expected to score per se, but more was expected from a player who scored 15 goals last season. It doesn't help that he tied for a team worst minus-15.

Peter Mueller: A. If one were to rate his entire season, Mueller would probably finish with a C thanks to his horrid play in Phoenix. But if we just look at his 15 games with Colorado, in which he produced nine goals and 20 points, it's impossible not to give him an A.

Ryan O'Reilly: B. O'Reilly was the only player drafted in last year's second round to crack the NHL, and had a solid rookie campaign with 26 points and a +4 rating. What's disappointing is that 11 of those points came in October.

Kevin Porter: C. Porter provided solid penalty killing and was pretty solid in his own end, but will have to be more conscious about turning the puck over next season.

Kyle Quincey: B. Really good first half, really bad second half. After starting the season on a pairin ...

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