Final Grade: Chris Stewart

DETROIT,MI - NOVEMBER 13: Chris Stewart #25 of the Colrado Avalanche calls for the puck in a game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 13,2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan. The Wings defeated the Avalanche 3-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)



This report card is a joint effort by Beachie, Sandie, Paul, SlamDunktheFunk and DDC. Stats courtesy of hockey-reference.com and NHL.com


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Chris Stewart 62 28 25 53 -6 53 12 0 5 162


 

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Final Grade

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Final Grade: B

Midseason Grade: A

Last Year: A

Position: RW (34gp) LW (2gp)

1st Line (30gp), 2nd line (5gp), 3rd line (1gp)

Vitals: 6'2" / 228 / Age 23 / Shoots R

Drafted by Avalanche in the 1st Round (18th) in the 2006 Entry Draft

Joined Avalanche: Debuted in Lake Erie in 2007-2008 season; played in his first Avalanche game on December 5, 2008.

Departed Avalanche on February 19th with Kevin Shattenkirk and 2nd round pick for Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and 1st round pick

MHH Nicknames: Stewie, CGDS (Chris God Damn Stewart), GDCS (God Dammit Chris Stewart)

Linemates:

LW:

  • Galiardi 14gp 10g 7a 17pt -3
  • Jones 10gp 2g 6a 8pt Even
  • Stoa 3gp 0g 2a 2pt -2
  • Fleischmann 2gp 0g 0a 0pt -1
  • Hejduk 2gp 1g 1a 2pt -1
  • Porter 2gp 0g 1a 1pt Even
  • McLeod 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -1

C:

  • Stastny 29gp 13g 15a 28pt -5
  • Duchene 6gp 0g 2a 2pt -4
  • Dupuis 0g 0a 0pt -1

RW:

  • Hejduk 2gp 0g 0a 0pt -2

Avs with Stewart in the lineup: 16-18-2 (.472 pt%) 3.02 GF 3.39 GA

Ice Time (Colorado only)

  • TTOI 16:55 (7th)
  • EV 14:04 (6th)
  • PK 0:01 (16th)
  • PP 2:49 (4th)

Career Highlights: Despite missing 20 games, Stewart matched his career high of 28 goals and set a new high in PP goals with 12.

Report: No matter how you felt about the trade, you have to admit losing Stewie still stings. The Avs may end up a much better team because of it, but Stewart was a valuable piece of the rebuild and will be missed. Yes, his play was inconsistent last season. At times, he was CGDS, and at others, GDCS, yet his departure left a hole at RW that won't easily be filled. His influence on Stastny is undeniable: SoS tallied 2/3 of his point total for the year with Stewart on his wing. Sadly, the thing that really set him apart from other power forwards was probably the biggest factor in his undoing in CO. He could fight like an enforcer. But when he broke his hand on Kyle Brodziak's head, it seemed pretty clear the brass told him to dial down on the tough guy stuff so that his scoring touch wouldn't be ruined by mangled hands. Ironically, telling him to back down changed his game, and the scoring dried up. In time, he will adjust to the new role. It's just too bad that he won't be in a unipron when it happens.

Fun Fact: Although he's played less than 12 total minutes on the PK in his career (out of 3,000+), his first career goal was shorthanded.

The Chris Stewart Drinking Game:  Take a shot every time Stewart scores against the Avs. Drunk potential: Way too high.

What We Said Last YearIn my mind, Stewart is just as important to this team as Stastny, Duchene or Anderson. 

 2010 Cap Hit: $2,875,000

2011 Status: With St Louis. GD, CS.

Outlook for Next Season: Four games of aggravation for Avalanche fans.

Next Up: Paul Stastny

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