Avs Ratings

Well there's nothing, absolutely nothing, going on in the world of Hockey right now. I'm not going to completely cop out by showing practice video of Avs... like some other Avs bloggers (ok i'm just mad i didn't think of it first)

No way. I'm going to cop out by directing you to the EA Sports player ratings for your Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado Avalanche

Here's some of the highlights:
  • First I love how the "state" the player is from for Euro players is just their country. Apparently Wojtek Wolski is from Poland, Poland.
  • How were they able to get Smyth, and Hannan on the roster, but not drop Brisbois and Turgeon?
  • Lowest Aggression ranking "on" the team? Brisbois
  • Arnason's from Oklahoma? Who knew?
  • I know I'm piling on Brisbois, but his Defensive Awareness is a 65 lowest on the team, yes including both Tyler Arnason and Marek Svatos. How are these two not in the 50's?
  • Unfortunately Theo's 5-hole rating isn't "open"
Pop Jocks has the link to all the teams

Co. Avs NHL '08 Player ratings (IGN)
Complete NHL '08 ratings (Pop Jocks)


  1. I also find it funny that Ossi V. is still on the team. Oh well, hopefully I can just release them when I start my dynasty and move on.

    The problem is that they count against our virtual caps, and thats just not acceptable. I mean, last year we still had Kono on the roster, but thats because he didnt retire until after the start of Training camp and the release of the game. Alas.

  2. That's a joke too, and I didn't realize it.

    (Confession: I don't have a new gen system yet, and mostly play PC games, so I don't play NHL '08, even though i want to i think)

  3. For the record, I did know that Arnason was from Oklahoma. As a bonus, I believe he spends his offseason in the Canadian Oklahoma: Winnipeg.

  4. I knew he was an Okie too. Then again, I live in OK, so that may be why.

    As for Theo, I don't believe the game designers had flexible enough parameters to define "Hairy, midget goalie who brings little to the table." and BTW, his 5-hole rating shouldn't be 'open' it should be 'GAPING', in all caps.