Sports Avalanche star Matt Duchene talks dream linemates, more in Twitter Q&A

03:45  13 october  2017
03:45  13 october  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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The forward’s name has been in trade rumours since prior to last season’s March trade deadline, his future with the Avs was in doubt as recently as training camp and pre-season, yet despite all that he has gotten off to a strong start on the ice.

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Colorado Avalanche alternate captain Matt Duchene didn't attend the first two captain's camps of the season, stirring trade speculation. Colorado Avalanche Can Be Much Better Than They Were in Game One10h ago. Star Wars. WWE. Hip Hop. Facebook. Twitter . Google Plus. Instagram.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is rolling through Duchene’s hometown of Haliburton, Ont., this weekend so the 2014 Olympic gold medallist participated in a Twitter Q&A with fans Thursday.

Check out some highlights from the Twitter takeover below and make sure to follow the Hometown Hockey account to read all of his responses.

On why he wears No. 9…

Duchene played two years in the OHL with the Brampton Battalion before being drafted third overall by the Avs in 2009…

Duchene changed the length and curve of his stick. Why did he do that?

His go-to pre-game meals?

On what role his Christian faith plays in his NHL career…

Dream linemates?

His favourite moments of his career so far were a few obvious ones.

Connected to that, his favourite goal he has ever scored was…

The teammate he most enjoys watching?

Toughest goalie in the NHL to score on right now, though?

Frustration growing between Avalanche and Matt Duchene .
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 Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “I don’t think Colorado gave him a deadline of ‘you’ll be traded by this time,’ but I think everybody here felt that this was going to be done by now.

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