|2010 - Scott Hannan||78||1||10||11||4||34||0||0||0||56|
Final Grade: B+
Last Year: B-
Vitals: 6'1" / 225 / Age 32 / Shoots Left
Drafted by San Jose, 1st round (23rd) of 1997 Draft
Joined Avalanche: Signed as free agent, July 1, 2007
MHH Nicknames: Hobbit
- Quincey 9gp 0g 1a 1pt -3
- Shattenkirk 8gp 0g 3a +2
- Wilson 4gp 0g 2a 2pt +2
- Holos 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
- Liffiton 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
Avs with Hannan in the lineup: 13-9-1 (.587pt %) 3.61 GF 3.09 GA
- TTOI 18:37 (9th)
- EV 15:11 (9th)
- PK 3:21 (1st)
- PP 0:04 (15th)
Career Highlights: Hannan has played in the postseason 9 times in his 11-year career.
Report: For a player making as much money as Scott Hannan, I just expected more out of him. If a defenseman is going to have zero offensive upside, I expect him to be a dynamite defensive player. I want a nasty streak, top-notch physicality, and the fear of god put in his opponents if they even consider crossing his blueline. Scott Hannan didn't embody any of those qualities and his contract was never justified by the quality of his play during the Colorado portion of his career. Just kidding. Suck it, Winkler. Scott Hannan brought such solid, steady, RELIABLE presence to the blueline that he often best exemplified the "If you don't notice him, it's because he's just doing his job" axiom. This was true throughout his time in an Avs jersey and while any points he scored were merely icing on the world's most boring cake, his reliability will be greatly missed moving forward. Largely loved by his new fan base, it saddens me his most recent former team's fans seemed to forever under appreciate the work he did do because their expectations clouded reality. I, for one, already do greatly miss the attributes Scott Hannan brought to the Avalanche blueline and hopefully we can find someone just as solid in the very near future. Not so much a report on his solid play this year as my goodbye to one of my favorite Avalanche defenders in recent memory but you'll all get over it.
Fun Fact: Hannan missed just two games with the Avalanche over four years.
The Scott Hannan Drinking Game: Drink when Dan brings up his contract Drunk potential: Not so much now, but there were days...
What We Said Last Year: Over the first half of the season he was excellent at shutting down opposing players and he even tossed in some offense. Like Quincey, as the season wore on his offense disappeared and his defense became suspect. Since they were partners I'm not sure if one of them started sucking so the other looked bad trying to cover for him or what.
2010 Cap Hit: $4,500,000
2011 Status: UFA
Outlook for Next Season: Hannan quietly improved as his tenure with the Avalanche went on. Or, perhaps they just figured out how to use him better, as his ice time dropped a bit each and every year of that 4-year deal. That contract is off the books now, so we'll all need to find something new to bitch about.
Next Up: Milan Hejduk