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Final Grades 2014: Steve Downie, #17

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Downie's appeal as a player may have led to his ultimate surrendering of his Avs' sweater.

Jen Fuller

Love him or hate him, one thing that cannot be denied is that Steve Downie upset the opponent. He was a thorn in the paw that just wouldn't come out. At times, it's a great quality to have. It disrupts their flow and gives your team a boost of energy. However, Downie seemed to be skating too much on that edge this season, leading up to the trade. There was perhaps less strategy and more just losing it. The offense he was providing was limited, so it didn't offset the lapses enough. While some lamented the trade that sent him to Philadelphia, the return of Max Talbot brought much-needed stability to the penalty kill and was a good move for the organization.

Avalanche

Stats
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
11 1 6 7 4 36 1 0 1 26 3.8
Advanced Stats 5 v. 5 (includes time with Flyers)
CF% CF% Rel GF% GF% Rel Sh% Sv% PDO
49.60% 0.00% 49.20% -7.20% 8.70% 91.80% 100.5
Grade

D

Staff Comments

SteveHouse: lol. what.

Sandie: I love intense hockey players. But this guy took penalties that left me scratching my head. He's intense, but too undisciplined

Mike: Did not miss him.

Cheryl: Was not sad to see him go and really liked what Talbot did for the team.

Flyers

Stats
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
51 3 14 17 -3 70 2 0 0 62 4.8