Matt Duchene
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1 week ago

Duchene contributed a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene's familiarity with this foe from his Western Conference days seemed to benefit him, as the slumping center was Ottawa's only player to post multiple points in this one. His two points here matched Duchene's total from his first 12 games since coming over in a blockbuster trade with Colorado, and his lack of production has been a driving force behind Ottawa's recent stumbles.

Matt Duchene
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3 weeks ago

Duchene scored his first goal and point as a member of the Senators in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

It took him eight games to find the scoresheet in Ottawa, other than to have registered a minus-10 rating in those eight contests. Duchene has struggled to fit into the Sens system, so hopefully this is the start of something beautiful.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene was held off the scoresheet in his Senators debut Friday. He logged 16:44 of ice time but skated to a minus-1 rating with two empty shots on goal in the 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche, his former team.

EDGE Analysis

This was game was held in Sweden as part of the NHL's Global Series, so between all the travel and the pressure of performing against the former employer with new teammates, it's not a big surprise that Duchene was held in check in his debut. Still, the skilled offensive pivot registered 428 points (178 goals, 250 assists) in 586 career contests with the Avalanche and a change of scenery figures to do him wonders over the long haul. Linemates Zack Smith and Mike Hoffman are terrific playmakers and it should be fun to watch them produce once they're more accustomed to Duchene's speed and tendencies within the attacking zone.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene has been officially traded to Ottawa on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a groundbreaking deal for Ottawa who's clearly trying to build upon their Eastern Conference Finals trip from last year, and a hot 6-3-5 record to begin this season. There's no questioning Duchene's explosive speed and offensive skill, but he's never had teammates on his line to compliment his offensive game since he posted an impressive 70 points in 71 games back in the 2013-14 season. Duchene should immediately slot into Ottawa's top-six forward core and see power-play time, and with scoring wingers like Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone that could surround him, the 27-year-old will have a great opportunity to firmly bounce back from his poor 41-point effort from last season.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

The multi-point game comes a day after a trade to the Senators fell through. Duchene has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 13 games this season and that's good enough for fourth on the Avs. But it's clear he'll soon be plying his trade somewhere else and his value will go up. Check the wire and see if you can put in a claim now before a change of scenery really helps him.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene was almost dealt to the Senators in a three-team trade that fell through Friday, theScore.com reports. Ottawa center Kyle Turris was expected to go to Nashville and several draft picks and prospects were also believed to have been included in the rumored blockbuster.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene has been on the trade block since last season, but the 26-year-old center's play hasn't helped his value in the market, and Colorado clearly isn't interested in moving him at a discount. With three goals and eight points through 12 games this season, the third overall selection from the 2009 draft is off to a decent start this year, and there is no doubting Duchene's upside. However, fitting his $6 million salary under the cap has likely complicated negotiations.

Matt Duchene
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1 month ago

Duchene failed to register a point and recorded a minus-2 rating through 14:35 of ice time during Thursday's 5-3 win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene has now gone goalless in each of his past six contests, and he has just two assists and five shots while logging 16:45 of ice time (1:48 on the power play) during that stretch. His strong start has faded quickly, and the off-ice distractions surrounding his status within the organization are likely to continue clouding over his season and potentially hinder his fantasy upside. While there is plenty of offensive potential, Duchene's virtual stock is probably at a career low right now.

Matt Duchene
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2 months ago

Duchene scored the Avs' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

The guy who hates Mile High is off to a hot start with six points (three goals, three assists) in as many games. The Avs will be working behind the scenes to try to convince this frustrated pivot that he should stay in town. As it stands, Duchene will likely be an Av until February's deadline.

Matt Duchene
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2 months ago

Duchene had a goal and an assist in Thursday's season opener against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Duchene has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time now, so it was good to see him tune that out and produce in the first game of the season. There's no denying the fact that he'll likely be moved in the near-future, but that doesn't mean he can't be a quality fantasy producer while he remains in Colorado. Duchene is just two years removed from a 30-goal season and is capable of being an electrifying offensive producer when he's at his best.

Matt Duchene
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3 months ago

Duchene will report to training camp while the team continues to look for a trade partner, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Duchene is looking for a way out of the Mile High City after the club's disastrous 2016-17 season. The Avs are likely in full rebuild mode and the 26-year-old clearly wants to be on a winner. Where he ends up will be the subject of speculation through the rest of camp -- as will the return on investment Colorado can get for a player of his caliber.