This guy is unreal. This season he's been very good, by far the best player on the Avs. His offseason training payed off. He's more physical, and now he does great defensively and pretty good on the PK. Very fast, great all round skating, and stick handling. IMO he's sometimes the leader of his team. He's more vocal and will speak his mind, and he's a very honest guy.
Duchene also has matured. Last year everytime he had the puck he'll be spinning around with it or whatever. He already has more goals and assists than last season with 13 less games. Call this a bit of stretch but he may easily be a top 15 player or higher right now... Remember, he's coached by Sacco.
Quite underrated for a guy who's been called "immature", "injury prone", and ugh, even "draft bust"
Meh... Just thought I would make a thread of Duchene in NHL Talk, because he's awesome like that.
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But why would Duchene be compared with the best goal scorer in the NHL?
On a serious note, great to see Duchene having such a great season. Kid had too much talent to continue at last year's pace and he's certainly proven that he deserves that big contract he'll inevitably get, unlike O'Reilly.
I had no idea Matt Duchene was doing so well. He's one good week from being top 10 or even Top 5 in league scoring.
Wasn't he from Denver and they were his favorite team growing up too?
Living the dream.
I think the Av's have a ton of potential in the future, possibly even as soon as next season. Good young corps of forwards. The P.A. contract looks better and better by the day. A new coach would help too.