Final Grade: Kyle Quincey

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

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Final Grade

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Final Grade: C-

Midseason Grade: D+

Last Year: B

Position: D

Vitals: 6'2" / 207 / Age 25 / Shoots L

Drafted by Detroit, 4th round (132nd) of 2003 Draft

Joined Avalanche on July 3, 2009 with Tom Preissing in a trade with LA for Ryan Smyth

MHH Nicknames: BMF, Thing 1 (or Thing 2 - can't remember which)

Linemates:

  • Hannan 8gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
  • Shattenkirk 7gp 0g 1a 1pt -3
  • Liles 3gp 0g 0a 0pt -1
  • Wilson 2gp 0g 0a 0pt -2
  • Holos 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even

Avs with Quincey in the lineup: 10-7-4 (.571 pt%) 3.43 GF 3.24 GA

Ice Time:

  • TTOI 19:34 (7th)
  • EV 15:26 (8th)
  • PK 1:57 (8th)
  • PP 2:11 (5th)

 

Career Highlights: Good news: Quincey played in his 100th game in an Avalanche uniform this year against Washington. Bad news: Alex Ovechkin's congratulatory present kind of sucked.

Report: His season started bang. Not the Bang Bang Dance. He let frustration get to him during Training Camp and got into a fiight with Winnik. We thought that meant he'd show lots of fire, after all if he could fight his own teammate surely he'd be willing to lay the big hits and be an annoyance physically. When coming up with Quincey's grade it seems fitting that the player that we disagreed the most on, is also a guy that MHH'ers disagree on quite frequently. There are as many people on here that find he did a good job, as ones who find he didn't do his job well. He was even the subject of a MHH "intervention". MHH longed for him to be the BMF of previous years, but that just didn't seem to happen. He didn't have the big hits this year that he did last year, a la his hit on Stamkos. Four days after the MHH intervention he suffered a season-ending injury when he crashed into the boards and injured his shoulder. His season started out well decently, een if there seemed to be something lacking. Before the injury, Quincey was averaging just a bit more than one hit per game (28 hits in 21 games), not much physicality for the 6'2 defenseman. He was also unable to register a goal this year. The Avalanche, and their fans, expected big things from him. His first year he got us salivating, this past year not so much. However, it should be noted that it wasn't until after Quincey's injury that the Avalanche started their slide. Coincidence?  Hopefully next season he can bring it to a new level and re-earn his title of BMF.

 

Fun Fact: Quincey will be heading to New Zealand this summer to captain a Canadian team in a 3-city exhibition series against a US team captained by Rob Schrempf. Organizers are bringing over a mobile arena to host the action

The Kyle Quincey Drinking Game: Drink when Quincey scores a goal  Drunk potential: Not happening.

What We Said Last YearQuincey was amazing over the first half of the season. I seriously thought he was going for 40+ points in addition to playing great D and dishing out some nasty hits. Then he went cold on offense, then he started playing some terrible defense.

 2010 Cap Hit: $3,125,000

2011 Status: Quincey is signed through next season. He'll be a RFA (again) once this contract expires.

Outlook for Next Season: It will be interesting to see where Quincey fits in the scheme of things with the Avs defense. Currently, he's one of three significant players signed to an NHL deal (Liles and Johnson being the other two). Add in Wilson, Hunwick, O'Byrne, maybe Kyle Cumiskey and then potentially guys like Tyson Barrie or Stefan Elliott, not to mention Jonas Holos or Cameron Gaunce and...geez, we have no freaking idea what the blueline is going to look like next year.

Next Up: David Koci

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