EA SPORTS NHL 16: Colorado Avalanche Player Ratings Revealed

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EA SPORTS NHL 16 Colorado Avalanche centers

Apr 9, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duchene: 88 (NHL 15: 90)
I called it, and it happened. The Colorado Avalanche lost its only 90 rating. It’s sad, but makes sense. Matt Duchene has all the tools to be an elite center, but 55 points are not elite.

Carl Soderberg: 84 (NHL 15: 83)
Last year, Carl Soderberg was an 83, I made him an 85, and we met in the middle. Let’s hope Soderberg succeeds in his second-line role.

John Mitchell: 81 (NHL 15: 82)
Can anyone explain to me why Mitchell got a downgrade? I mean, is he on the same level as Brad Stuart? Oh well.

Mikhail Grigorenko: 80 (NHL 15: 82)
Mikhail Grigorenko was rushed into the league. He has a lot of potential, but currently doesn’t deserve anything more than 80. If he gets shifted to the wing, playing alongside Duchene, Grigorenko could get a nice boost early in the season, but it seems like Roy wants to see him on center.

Marc-Andre Cliche: 79 (NHL 15: 78)
Last year, Marc-Andre Cliche was a 78. In EA Sports NHL 16, he got an upgrade. Think about that for a second.

Jesse Winchester: 76 (NHL 15: 76)
Jesse Winchester hasn’t played in a very long time. Therefore, nobody really knows how good he still is, and no change seems appropriate.

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