Our own evaluation at Dobber Prospects (accessible by clicking Davidsson’s name above) basically has his ceiling as a middle-six winger who can score a bit. He’s a good skater with quickness, something that could help translate to PK work. That doesn't tell the whole story because Johansen has been able to rely on a mobile defence corps and talented wingers whereas Duchene at least didn't have overly talented wingers.
But again, because of the lack of NHL-ready depth, he should have a real shot at cracking the roster in 2019-20. The Ottawa Senators were in discussions to acquire Matt Duchene Friday before the trade talks hit a snag. 3-team trade between Senators, Avalanche and Predators. Matt Duchene exiting the ice in the middle of the first period at the Barclays Center while playing against the New York Islandersis an image that won’t be soon forgotten. This is a move that had to happen however. Jonathan Davidsson was a sixth-round pick in 2017 and hasn’t really taken a step in production yet.

Contact; Advertise; Partners; Search for: })(); 2020 pick conditional on Duchene resigning with Colombus, lottery protected if it’s a top 3 pick. It’s great for the depth of the team, but it should also cut into Dubois’s ice time one way or another. Will Matt Duchene improve on a disappointing 2014-2015 fantasy season? DobberHockey and Goalie Post launched in 2005, becoming the first independent fantasy hockey and starting goalie websites on the Internet. That works in his favour as well. We worry about how players will fit in certain roles but Duchene didn’t necessarily have a defined role on the power play with Ottawa. There’s a lot that has to happen between now and then, however. The Colorado Avalanche finally broke the stalemate and dealt forward Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators in a complicated three-way trade that also saw forward Kyle Turris head to the Nashville Predators. AJ helped launch the network back in 2015 and has filled roles as a team leader and Editor-In- Tkachuk is a player who can do the work down low and find shooting lanes while Abramov acts as the playmaker. It still seems to me like he entered the league just yesterday, but the Avs’ forward is actually now going through year … Anyway, Matt Duchene was traded by Ottawa to Columbus in exchange for prospect wingers Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, and a 2019 first round pick. Rumors had been swirling for months, but it didn’t seem real when the Avalanche finally pulled the trigger on the exchange. He also drives offence for line mates. A time of growing, developing, and winning, is surely on the way. Matthew Duchene (pronounced ; born January 16, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). When all was said and done, though, it felt like a relief. Haefele was born in Aurora, Colorado, raised in Katy, Texas and is the Colorado Avalanche beat reporter for DNVR. It’s a second hybrid playmaker/goal scorer alongside Artemi Panarin. The era of Nathan Mackinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen is here. Chief, along with co-hosting the DNVR draft podcasts along with his other duties. When he is not taking pictures around Denver or writing, he is likely to be found playing guitar with his band, or teaching students how to play the instrument that has made a profound impact on his life. They were very productive games, though, as he put up 50 goals and 107 points in those 118 games. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Privacy Policy • Terms of Use • Disclaimer • Contact, Copyright © 2018 • All Rights Reserved • OnDenver.com • Metro Sampler. He lost his best centre and was a meagre fantasy option to begin with. The Avs essentially got a haul for Duchene. He attended Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota where he completed his BA in Journalism and Public Relations. Stephen on Free Agent Breakdown: Hinostroza is a Cost Effective Option for Sabres’ Bottom-Six; Eric on 2020 NHL Draft: Final top 31 rankings The login page will open in a new tab. Image – Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports.

There are going to be a lot fewer goals scored in Ottawa over the balance of the season than the first four and a half months. He has previously played in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets.Duchene was selected third overall by the Avalanche in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. There’s another first round pick included with the condition of Duchene signing with Columbus. About those Matt Duchene trade rumours. His points/60 minutes at five-on-five as a member of the Sens ranks inside the top-30 league-wide among forwards, in the same range as names like Jack Eichel, Leon Draisaitl, and Mikko Rantanen. The Colorado Avalanche. What started as a dream come true to play on his childhood favorite team and being coached by his heroes, turned into a lengthy period of missing the playoffs and trade rumors that probably hurt his confidence and game in general. The assessment from our Dobber Prospects writers on Abramov is basically that if he can stick in the NHL, it’ll be due to raw offensive output, not because of a well-rounded game. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Graham Rendell is a native of Colorado, growing up in Evergreen, Denver, and Steamboat throughout various points of his life.

Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Here’s how he rates to another top centre, only one that was traded away by Columbus a couple years ago (from CJ Turtoro’s viz): Duchene rates very well in shot assists (passes that lead to shots by teammates), and possession entries/exits. Bobby Ryan – Assuming Stone and Ryan Dzingel are traded, the only good offensive player left for Ryan to play with will be Brady Tkachuk, and they’ve rarely skated together.

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Anyway, Matt Duchene was traded by Ottawa to Columbus in exchange for prospect wingers Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, and a 2019 first round pick. That’s not the kind of production you hope to see from a 20- and 21-year old. After Ottawa held its three best forwards and top trade chips out of Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils, at least one of those assets is on the move. If Ottawa’s 2018 1st round pick ends up being a top 10 pick, the Sens have the option to give Colorado their 2019 1st round pick instead. A fresh face of the organization and new mentality is here. All the same, we can how strongly he rates across the board in creating a good scoring environment when he's on the ice. Good luck in Ottawa. (function() { Duchene was not happy being in Colorado anymore. Frozen Tools and DobberProspects launched in 2008, helping to form the nucleus of the Dobber Sports Network: dedicated to helping you win your fantasy hockey leagues. Type above and press Enter to search. Speaking of Dubois, the interesting point here is where Duchene slots. So the Ottawa Senators acquired Matt Duchene ahead of their overseas trip to Sweden where they will take on his former team the Colorado Avalanche as part of …

Yes, it can be frustrating, many fans believe that this rebuild will never end. Averaging under a half-point per game and just over two shots per game in the AHL at the age of 20 doesn’t exactly scream superstar. Tight ends will play a “unique” role for Colorado, Vic Fangio gives Drew Lock a strong endorsement for playing on Sunday. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. He played just under that in Ottawa’s game against New Jersey when they sat all their potential trade targets. Josh Anderson and Nick Foligno – Whether it’s Duchene or Dubois, Columbus’s second-line wingers are going to get an upgrade. The era of Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, and Ryan O’Reilly is officially over. After rumors and interviews and spec… If Duchene doesn’t play the way he wants to play, ice time could be a concern. It’s over.

This is probably the best pool of prospects the Avalanche have ever had.. If there are issues with Duchene, those would be on the defensive side of things. A.J. Whether that type of player flourishes in Ottawa remains to be seen. That pick is protected if it lands in the top-3. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Unless he gets really lucky or there’s a significant injury, he’ll be invisible for the rest of the year.

That pick is protected if it lands in the top-3.