Colorado Avalanche Midterm Grades

January 5th, 2010 by James Crider Leave a reply »
It's the holidays, and because we're talking about a team that was supposed to be horrible, I was pretty generous when grading the productivity of the Avalanche's players.

Forty-three games in, almost everyone that has worn an Avalanche sweater has been a quality player who has contributed to the teams success, and one can only hope that continues into the future.


Matt Duchene - B

Duchene has had a solid rookie year, and has really picked up his offense lately with 20 points in the past 22 games, despite not getting much power play time. But, he could still use some work on his decision making, and he's a team worst minus-10. His face-off winning percentage (41.6 percent) leaves something to be desired.

Chris Durno - B-

For a 29 year old rookie grinder, Durno has been pretty good. He's all but removed David Koci from the discussion, and has provided a bit of offense in recent games.

T.J. Galiardi - B+

Another of Colorado's rookies, Galiardi has been an excellent two-way player and Colorado's best penalty killer while logging top six ice time at even strength. At times, he's alm ...

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