Matt Duchene RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duchene glad to put first game with Senators behind him

    NHL.com "Matt Duchene was off the bench and on the ice before Mark Stone could even finish his celebration. He was there before either Erik Karlsson or Derick Brassard, who actually were on the ice when the game-winning goal was scored, there before the rest of his teammates, there to revel in the win and..." November 11

  • Duchene traded to Senators by Avalanche

    NHL.com "Center Matt Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday as part of a three-team trade that also sent center Kyle Turris from the Senators to the Nashville Predators. Duchene dressed for Colorado's game at the New York Islanders and played 1:59 in the first..." November 06

  • Senators-Avalanche trade involving Matt Duchene might still have legs

    Sportsnet "Reports surfaced Friday night indicating the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators had been discussing a three-way trade involving Matt Duchene, Kyle Turris and various picks and prospects before talks dissipated. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, it’s possible..." November 05

  • Potential 3-team deal sending Duchene to Senators falls apart

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators were in discussions on a three-way trade that would have sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa. Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports that the Senators would have sent Kyle Turris..." November 04

  • Frustration growing between Avalanche and Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "Another hockey season brings another round of trade rumours in Colorado as the Matt Duchene saga continues. “Colorado improved, their young players look really good. The one sense I’m getting is that the frustration with Duchene is growing a bit,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said during..." October 22

  • Reports: Matt Duchene still wants trade from Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winning might fix a lot of things, but can it repair a bridge that has been burned? In the case of Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche, the answer may very well be “No.” On Monday, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston declared as much during an intermission interview with Jeff Marek (no video or..." October 19

  • Team says it made substantial Duchene trade offer

    Fanrag Sports "Matt Duchene probably remains the player most likely to be traded in the National Hockey League, although that’s really been the case since the summer and no deal has come to fruition yet. The general perception, whether it’s accurate or not, is that Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic..." October 12

  • Montreal sources tell Dreger Canadiens not in on Duchene

    Fanrag Sports "While the laborious wait continues on the Matt Duchene trade front, we tend to hear the same names of teams circling around the Colorado Avalanche as potential suitors. As things stood on Tuesday afternoon, it didn’t seem as if the Canadiens were currently involved in these particular..." October 11

  • Avs coach rejects Peter Forsberg's views on how to handle Duchene

    Denver Post "Avalanche coach Jared Bednar met with the media before Monday’s Columbus Day matinee against the Boston Bruins and said he has not seen what former Avs center Peter Forsberg said he suggests the team should do with center Matt Duchene. But Bednar has much to say about what has become one of the..." October 09

  • Peter Forsberg says he'd bench and trade Duchene

    Denver Post "During a Swedish broadcast of the Avalanche-New Jersey Devils game Saturday in Newark, N.J., former Avs center and Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg was a guest in-studio analyst and said Colorado should “bench and trade” disgruntled center Matt Duchene. Duchene, who is visibly unhappy to be..." October 09

  • Blue Jackets 'very, very much' still in the mix for Avalanche's Matt Duchene

    Fanrag Sports "With the NHL’s 2017-18 regular season set to begin next week, Matt Duchene remains a member of the Colorado Avalanche. It’s not a lack of interest in the 26-year-old forward that’s precluding a trade from being consummated, it’s simply that general manager Joe Sakic has stood firm on meeting a..." October 01

  • Eight teams interested in Avs' Duchene

    TSN "Matt Duchene's next destination remains a mystery as he spends training camp with the Colorado Avalanche awaiting a trade. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, as many as eight teams have contacted Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic about Duchene, but no deal appears to be..." September 20

  • Senators aggressive in pursuit of Avs' Duchene

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have done more than kick tires on disgruntled Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene. Sources say Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has been aggressive in his pursuit of the 26-year-old Duchene, who begrudgingly reported to training camp last week while he continues to..." September 19

  • Dreger and LeBrun scan Duchene trade landscape

    Fanrag Sports "Darren Dreger was drilled for his latest thoughts on the matter during a Monday afternoon radio hit on Edmonton’s TSN 1260, and was asked what, in his eyes, will be the domino that moves this situation along. “It seems like it’s going to have to be the right defenseman,” said Dreger. “At the..." September 19

  • Avs' Duchene arrives in Denver ahead of camp

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche open training camp on Thursday and, according to BSN Denver, Matt Duchene has arrived in Denver. Duchene skipped voluntary skates with his Colorado Avalanche teammates last week, leading to speculation he could hold out during camp. His agent refused to commit to whether..." September 14

  • Matt Duchene a no-show at optional Avalanche charity golf tournament

    Denver Post "Forty-eight hours before he is scheduled to report for training camp, Avalanche center Matt Duchene continued to keep his distance from the team that has attempted to trade him since before the March 1 trade deadline and throughout the summer. Duchene, the only veteran under contract who did..." September 13

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." September 12

  • Avalanche GM Joe Sakic expects Matt Duchene at camp

    BNS Denver "Joe Sakic emerged from behind a curtain, a line of demarcation between him, his Colorado Avalanche staff and any nosy media people, after the second period of Saturday’s “Rookie Showcase” tournament game between the Avs and San Jose Sharks at the host’s normal practice rink. He looked tanned..." September 10

  • Will Duchene report to camp?

    TSN "Training camps don’t open for another nine days, but Matt Duchene’s conspicuous absence from a voluntary skate in Denver on Tuesday raised suspicion he may not be with the Avalanche when camp begins. Duchene was the only Colorado forward other than Nathan MacKinnon – who is attending the..." September 07

  • As trade rumors swirl, Landeskog expects Duchene ‘to be here’ for Avs training camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trade speculation involving Matt Duchene has been rampant for months, with Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic recently confirming he’ll continue to listen to trade offers from other clubs. According to multiple reports, Duchene was absent from a voluntary skate on Tuesday, as players..." September 06

  • Avalanche GM Joe Sakic: Matt Duchene trade talks 'quiet on all fronts'

    Sporting News "Matt Duchene's messy divorce from the Avalanche is inevitable, but not imminent. Long the subject of trade speculation, general manager Joe Sakic said Thursday he expects the star center to attend training camp in Colorado when the team reconvenes later this month. And while he remains open for..." August 17

  • How Avs can inflate trade value for Duchene, Landeskog

    Pro Hockey Talk "Much has been made about teams needing to strike gold with high draft picks to successfully complete a rebuild, and it’s difficult to argue otherwise. Even so, some of the smarter teams also expedited their healing processes by smartly moving guys who simply weren’t part of the future, saving..." August 14

  • Why the Colorado Avalanche should stop playing and trade Matt Duchene (or not)

    CBS Sports "Five months after his name headlined candidates to be moved at the NHL trade deadline, the Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene has yet to be moved. This despite persistent speculation both before, during and long after the start of free agency this summer that Avs general manager Joe Sakic would..." August 07

  • Duchene 'pretty relaxed' despite swirling trade rumors

    NHL.com "Matt Duchene said Tuesday he's maintaining a low stress level while rumors continue that the Colorado Avalanche are seeking to trade him. "I think right now I'm pretty relaxed," the forward told TSN. "I know whatever's going to happen is going to happen and I don't really have control of..." August 02

  • Duchene and Landeskog haven’t clicked in Colorado

    TSN "Although the NHL off-season has entered a near hiatus for the next eight weeks, we’re still waiting for the shoe to drop on a couple of expected moves. One of those concerns the fate of Matt Duchene in Colorado. Duchene’s name has been on the trade block for some time. It’s not entirely clear..." July 24

  • Top three best and most likely landing spots in Matt Duchene trade market

    CBS Sports "The trade market for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, once considered a near-lock to be moved either during this past season season or in advance of this summer's free agency, has been rather quiet. But it isn't quite dead yet, if reports from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and ongoing..." July 16

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Duchene could start next season with Avs

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’ve been wondering why Matt Duchene is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche, here’s an update from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman: Everyone decided to take a deep breath and go back to their corners when Matt Duchene wasn’t traded July 1. It sounds like everyone is realizing the..." July 13

  • Darren Dreger 'I still think Matt Duchene has to go'

    Fanrag Sports "Matt Duchene is still a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Between all of the anticipated activity surrounding the expansion draft, the entry draft, and free agency, it’s now July 4 and the long-rumored trade of the 26-year-old forward has somehow not yet materialized. NHL Insider Darren..." July 05

  • Bruins Talking To Avalanche About Potential Matt Duchene Trade

    CBS Boston "The Bruins stuck to low-risk signings on the first two days of NHL free agency, but they could be trying to acquire a bigger name via trade. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline tweeted on Sunday that the Blue Jackets were talking about a potential trade with the Avalanche involving forward..." July 04

  • Blue Jackets try to work out deal for Matt Duchene

    Columbus Dispatch "While the rest of the NHL celebrated the opening of free agency on Saturday, the Blue Jackets continued their pursuit of a top-six center by holding exhaustive trade talks with the Colorado Avalanche. As of late Saturday, the Blue Jackets had not pried center Matt Duchene off the Avalanche..." July 02

  • Joe Sakic not caving on Matt Duchene trade demands

    BNS Denver "As the wait for a Matt Duchene trade keeps turning more and more into the hockey version of “Waiting For Godot”, Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic seems utterly unfazed by impatient fans (and media) screaming for him to “Do something!” As far as Duchene is concerned, he is a member..." July 01

  • Blue Jackets, Preds submit offers for Duchene

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators have both made offers to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Matt Duchene, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Dreger reports, however, that the Avalanche are continuing to play the waiting game until their price is met on the..." June 30

  • Jackets offer Ryan Murray as part of package to get Duchene

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Blue Jackets have reportedly offered defenseman Ryan Murray as part of a package to get forward Matt Duchene out of Colorado. Per Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Jackets would also include another roster player, prospect, or draft pick. It certainly makes sense that the two..." June 30

  • Let’s all take a deep breath regarding the Matt Duchene situation

    BNS Denver "Look, I’m on record already: It will be way, way too uncomfortable a situation if Matt Duchene somehow winds up in training camp, still a member of the Colorado Avalanche. He’s going to feel like Oliver Twist, after being paraded around town by Mr. Bumble singing “Boy For Sale.” In this case,..." June 29

  • Penguins interested in Matt Duchene

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the teams that may be trying to acquire center Matt Duchene in a trade from the Colorado Avalanche, NHL Network's Elliotte Friedman reported Tuesday on "NHL Tonight." "I wouldn't be surprised if in a stealth way Pittsburgh is kind of interested," Friedman..." June 28

  • Duchene Tops List Of Likely Trade Candidates

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Count Colorado Avalanche’s Matt Duchene as the most likely player to be traded in the offseason. TSN released its Trade Bait list Saturday with Duchene, Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk and Ottawa defenseman Dion Phaneuf leading the list of players who are likely to find themselves a new home for the..." June 25

  • Predators interested in Duchene

    TSN "The Nashville Predators are interested in Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene, but not at a cost of a defenceman. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Predators would like Duchene, but if the asking price for Duchene is a defenceman, Nashville will likely not be a fit. TSN Hockey..." June 22