Matt Duchene

What are Power Rankings? That definition, which doesn’t really exist, certainly isn’t universal and may even be evolving, has been debated more than any individual ranking through three editions to date — preseason, five games and 10 games. So, it’s time to elaborate on the determining factors — and there are many — for these
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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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The Colorado Avalanche have traded Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators. A three-way trade between the Avalanche, Senators and Nashville Predators was reported to be in the works earlier in the week and as Elliotte Friedman mentioned Sunday, that deal appeared to be back in place. The final details of the trade are as follows:
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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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Drop of the puck, pitter, patter, let’s get at ’er! That’s a phrase coined by Regan Bartel, the play-by-play voice of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. If you’ve listened to Bartel’s call from the start of a game, any game, you’ve heard that signature line. With the puck dropping on a new NHL season last night,
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In today’s Rumor Rundown, we take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and the idea of signing William Nylander sooner than later, the Detroit Red Wings and what’s going on with Andreas Athanasiou and a few other notables from around the NHL. Signing Nylander Now Or Later TSN insider, Pierre LeBrun was on TSN 1050 talking
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In an offseason highlighted by the acquisition of superstar winger Artemi Panarin from Chicago, the Columbus Blue Jackets should feel pretty good headed into training camp. Most of the key pieces from last year’s squad are still in place. Two of those pieces are forwards Alexander Wennberg and Josh Anderson, who at this moment are
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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 Colorado Avalanche came into the 2017 NHL Draft on a mission to continue building a pipeline so the future looks better than the 48 point disaster that was the 2016-17 season. Continuing their recent trend of good drafts was a key to delivering more hope, but there were more boxes the Avalanche needed to
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An interesting idea was brought to the attention of the Boston Bruins team of writers here on The Hockey Writers. Though the scenario proposed was entirely hypothetical, it was still one that sparked a conversation. The Bruins Stats Twitter account tweeted out a poll asking fans if they would send Brandon Carlo and the 18th overall
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Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman’s appeared yesterday on Edmonton’s 630 CHED where he discussed with Bob Stauffer a few possible trade destinations for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene. Among them were the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) When Friedman was asked about the potential of
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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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