Colorado Avalanche Player Grades: The Playoffs

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 20: Gabriel Landeskog
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NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 14: Duncan Siemens #15 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Duncan Siemens /

Role Players: Defensemen

Mark Barberio: C+

It’s always a roller coaster watching Mark Barberio play. He is a skilled puck-mover… until he isn’t. He earned an assist during the playoffs. We’ll take it.

Patrik Nemeth: C+

Speaking of skilled puck movers, Patrik Nemeth is not one of them. However, he shut players down when he could and overall didn’t look like a traffic cone out there. I gave him the plus because he recorded as many points as Wilson, a forward.

David Warsofsky: C

I didn’t really notice David Warsofsky in the four games he played. Considering he’s mostly an AHLer, and a small one at that, that’s a good thing.

Duncan Siemens: C+

I liked Duncan Siemens game this series. He played his usual heavy, mean game, and I think he made a difference in the five games he suited up for. Unfortunately, I suspect it wasn’t impressive enough to earn him a contract.