Matt Duchene

After a 97-point season (44-29-9) the New Jersey Devils will be looking to make the playoffs for a second consecutive season as they begin their 2018-19 campaign. The 97 points left them fifth in the rugged Metropolitan Division, qualifying as a wild card and if they want to make it back-to-back playoff seasons they’ll need
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Sometimes, what gets said on Draft Day should have stayed back on Draft Day, or been forgotten altogether. But other times, the quotes reveal the kid in the player and are instantly relatable. And then there’s Phil Kessel, for whom Draft Day was time to add a new verb to the English language. “I was hard at work building swimming
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If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that hockey is the undisputed best sport on the planet. But if you really need some extra convincing, here’s a list of ten things (in no particular order) that make hockey the greatest sport on Earth: 1. It’s Played on a Giant Sheet of Ice Football, basketball,
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All we talk about is the Western Conference. Not even a mention of the Toronto Maple Leafs. That criticism wasn’t entirely true in regards to Episode 11 of the Facing Off Podcast — our season debut, starring Félix Sicard — since there was also valuable insight on Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. Félix will
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It’s been too long — far, far too long — but the Facing Off Podcast is finally back. Félix Sicard returns to debate the NHL season to date in Episode 11, which reflects on the first quarter ahead of American Thanksgiving and also serves as our season debut. Better late than never, right? Truth be
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It’s been nearly two weeks since the Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators hooked up on the trade market for a three-way deal that included the likes of Matt Duchene and Kyle Turris. By all accounts, the Senators got a player they’d been after for quite some time in Duchene, the Preds received a
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After over a year of rumours and speculation, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion finally landed coveted centre Matt Duchene by completing a blockbuster three-way trade with the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche. The deal, which sent Kyle Turris to the Predators and an assortment of picks and prospects to the Avalanche, has been the
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In a move that shook up the landscape of the NHL, a rare three-way trade took place Sunday night that saw the Matt Duchene-saga in Colorado end. Duchene was traded mid-game to the Ottawa Senators. The Senators in turn traded away Kyle Turris to the Nashville Predators as well as their first and third-round draft
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At the beginning of this season, few gave serious consideration to the Colorado Avalanche’s hopes of success. The overwhelming consensus was that the Avalanche were destined for the NHL’s cellar. Oddsmakers didn’t give them much of a chance. But the team has a winning record of 7-5-0, exceeding early expectations. With this surprise start to the
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In today’s Rumor Rundown, we take yet another look at the situation in Colorado where Matt Duchene is still skating at training camp but is clearly waiting for the trade everyone is expecting. The only problem is, despite a number of new teams in on the action, no one seems confident they’re offering the right
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Matt Duchene has been at the center of trade rumors for the past two seasons. The reasons for trading him have been covered so many times that the discussion has become tiresome. Yet, as August approaches, “Mighty Matt” is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche and this might not change before training camp begins. This
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It has already been eight years since Matt Duchene’s name was called at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Duchene was visibly relieved when the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t select him second overall, leaving the door open for his childhood favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche, to draft him third overall. Drafting Duchene signaled a new era
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The Montreal Canadiens are a very capable hockey club and have been for a handful of seasons, but that’s all they’ve been, capable. Equipped with depth and a few All-Stars including goaltender, Carey Price, one might think the blue, blanc et rouge have what it takes to win their astonishing 25th Stanley Cup. However, There’s
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