5 years ago

As part of a summer where he hopes to turn things around, Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene is spending part of his off-season training with Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby.

Duchene had a troubling year both from an injury and production standpoint last season. While fellow high draft pick John Tavares signed a big deal, Duchene settled for a modest two-year, $7 million pact - less than teammate David Jones. The skill's there for Duchene, but he has plenty more to work on. Perhaps improved fitness will help him turn things around.