Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, sometimes it isn’t. The two focal points of the biggest trade this season so far in the National Hockey League find themselves on opposite sides of the old expression. On the ‘grass isn’t’ side, we find Matt Duchene, now an Ottawa Senators player after getting shipped to Canada’s capital from the Colorado Avalanche in a three-team deal (that also included the Nashville Predators, but more on that in a moment) earlier this month. Duchene, unhappy in the Colorado Rockies, has now gone six games without a point in his new threads. On the ‘greener side,’ we find Kyle Turris, now a member of the Nashville Predators, who was shipped out of Canada’s capital after contract negotiations between his former team, the Senators, “did not see the light at the end of the tunnel.” Unlike Duchene, (his trade partner?) Turris has found new life in Music City. In six games, Turris has two goals and three assists and scored this five-hole goal on Wednesday to help the Predators get past the struggling Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in the shootout.
While Turris continues to roll, Duchene still stuck in first gear
Pro Hockey Talk | Nov 23