EA SPORTS NHL 16: Colorado Avalanche Player Ratings

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EA SPORTS NHL 16 Colorado Avalanche goalies

Apr 7, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes a save in the third period against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Predators 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Semyon Varlamov: 90 (NHL 15: 89)
EA actually got this one right. The way Varlamov has been playing over the past couple of seasons, he totally deserves that rating. He isn’t quite as good as Carey Price, who should probably be around 93, but he is just as valuable for the Avalanche.

Reto Berra: 76 (NHL 15: 80)
What many people don’t know, 76 is a really low rating. It still sounds quite high, but it really isn’t, compared to other players in the game. Unfortunately, Berra doesn’t deserve anything above it, thanks to his very low consistency. Well, EA’s NHL franchise also has a consistency rating, so maybe Berra could be rated slightly higher, while having a horrible consistency rating.

Calvin Pickard: 79 (NHL 15: 76)
Calvin Pickard gets a slight upgrade from his 2015 rating. Statistically, he was the best Avalanche goalie of the last season, but he didn’t do as well in more games in the AHL. Pickard hasn’t made it to the NHL full-time yet, but may get another upgrade if he makes it next season.

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