Matt Duchene
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2 weeks ago

Duchene is taking a wait-and-see approach on inking a new deal based on the actions of teammates Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that Duchene thought he was escaping a massive rebuild in Colorado, it's understandable that he might not want to be around for the same thing in Ottawa, especially as he's entering what should be the prime of his career. Karlsson and Stone could leave via free agency after the 2018-19 season, or perhaps even earlier, and Duchene's approach makes it sound like the center will test the waters if Stone leaves or the Senators don't get a decent return for Karlsson.

Matt Duchene
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3 weeks ago

Duchene and the Senators have yet to begin discussing a contract extension according to Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca

EDGE Analysis

Duchene's contract is entering its final year this season, but the 27-year-old center has yet to discuss extending it with the Senators. Although he is open to re-signing with the team, he did mention watching the Tavares sweepstakes over the summer. The Senators would surely love to lock down a player they traded so much for last November, but with the current state of the organization and Duchene mentioning that players have to do what is best for them, it is looking like he may test the free agent waters after the season is over.

Matt Duchene
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6 months ago

Duchene lit the lamp twice and dished out an assist in a 6-5 loss to the Jets on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After a disastrous start to his time in Ottawa, Duchene has adjusted and made the most out of his season. He's got an outside chance to be a 60-point player for the first time since 2014, a remarkable feat given how bleak things were at the time of his trade from Colorado.

Matt Duchene
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6 months ago

Duchene contributed a power-play goal, two even-strength assists and six shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene's team didn't come out on top, but he capitalized on this favorable matchup against the league's worst defensive team for his first three-point effort since Feb. 15. He also finished with a plus-1 rating in this one, which was a welcome sight for Duchene's owners given his minus-7 mark over the previous four contests. Duchene has 95 points over the past two seasons, but his rating over that span is an atrocious minus-53.

Matt Duchene
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6 months ago

Duchene scored a goal and picked up a helper in a 3-2 overtime win over the Stars on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

That marks three games in a row where Duchene has tallied two points, and the fourth time in six contests. Though the Senators aren't going to sniff the playoffs, the 27-year-old seems to be enjoying his time with the team. Since being traded from the Avalanche he has 39 points in 56 games.

Matt Duchene
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6 months ago

Duchene registered two assists and four shots during Tuesday's 7-4 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

After a slight adjustment period to his Ottawa surroundings, Duchene has proven to be a key offensive contributor with 14 goals and 17 assists through his past 31 games. He's locked into a top scoring role and projects to continue providing solid numbers for fantasy owners. It's also worth noting that Duchene is now on track to post his highest point total since marking the scoresheet 70 times in the 2013-14 campaign.

Matt Duchene
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6 months ago

Duchene scored two goals, including the game winner with three minutes left in the third period, while adding four shots, one hit and a plus-1 rating in Monday's 5-3 victory over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

He now has 21 goals on the season, the sixth time in his career he's hit the 20-goal mark. It took a while, but Duchene has found his rhythm in Ottawa, scoring 10 goals and 20 points in 20 games since the beginning of February and positioning himself as the centerpiece of the Sens' offense for 2018-19.

Matt Duchene
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7 months ago

Duchene recorded a goal and a power-play assist during Monday's 3-2 win over Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene had scored only three goals without registering an assist through his previous seven games, so this was a welcomed multi-point outing. He's still played extremely well over the past two months with 12 tallies and 14 helpers through his past 27 contests, though. The strong turnaround makes Duchene worth owning in the majority of settings. Just note that his minus-20 rating since joining Ottawa isn't likely to significantly correct itself moving forward.

Matt Duchene
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7 months ago

Duchene scored a goal Saturday in a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

The slick pivot finally looks comfortable on Ottawa ice and his production shows. Duchene has 12 points, including five goals, in his last 10 games and 23 (10 goals, 13 assists) in 23. But has good as he has been, Duchene only has four power-play points in those 23 games. He has so much talent, but he always seems to leave you wanting more.

Matt Duchene
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7 months ago

Duchene scored a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old continues to play well with his new team. In 43 games, he has 27 points as a member of the Senators, and 21 of those points have come in the last 20 contests. Not bad for a center on an offense ranked in the bottom third of the league in scoring.