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.ca

Frustration growing between Avalanche and Matt Duchene

  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.

The Rogers Hometown Tour rolls through Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene ’s hometown of Haliburton, Ont., this weekend. %2Fhockey%2Fnhl%2Favalanche- star - matt - duchene - talks - dream - linemates - twitter -qa%2F.

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image: <span style=It has been a whirlwind 2017 for Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene. " src="/upload/images/real/2017/10/13/image-span-style-font-size-13px-it-has-been-a-whirlwind-2017-for-colorado-avalanche-star-matt-duchen_96920_.jpg?content=1" /> © image It has been a whirlwind 2017 for Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene. 

It has been a whirlwind 2017 for Colorado Avalanche star Matt Duchene.

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.

Registering five points in the first four games after his most disappointing year as a pro, plus his team getting off to a 3-1-0 start, is not how most hockey fans had envisioned the 2017-18 campaign beginning.

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

  Avs coach rejects Peter Forsberg's views on how to handle Duchene Thanks for the tip. Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar acknowledged a suggestion from former team star Peter Forsberg that Matt Duchene should be benched and traded in light of constant speculation about the player's future, but he will run the team as he sees fit. "I disagree with (Forsberg),"Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar acknowledged a suggestion from former team star Peter Forsberg that Matt Duchene should be benched and traded in light of constant speculation about the player's future, but he will run the team as he sees fit.

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Learn more . Matt Duchene wasn’t blamed for wanting out of Colorado, but rat-boy Nathan MacKinnon didn’t deny the positive effect the blockbuster deal had on the Avalanche , as he romance-exploded in the face of his former team-mate and Union brother.

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?

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