The best shot in Avalanche history? Matt Duchene said Joe Sakic has company.
Duchene joined the Avs when then-captain Sakic was retiring from the team, but the 22-year-old said Milan Hejduk has "the best shot I've ever seen."
"Wrist shot, snap shot, accuracy," Duchene said of Hejduk's right-handed shot. "As good as Joe was, I think Hejdie is right there."
Hejduk, 36, is beginning what could be his final season in the NHL. He signed his third consecutive one-year contract last summer, the latest at a relatively low $2 million, after scoring only 14 goals last season, his lowest goal total since his 1998-99 rookie season.
He played in 81-of-82 games last season, serving as a healthy scratch in the game he missed.
Hejduk is not fitted for a fourth-line role, and if he doesn't produce offensively, he realizes he is a candidate to watch games in a suit and tie.
"It could happen, obviously. I'm in that stage of my career," he said after the fourth day of the Avs' abbreviated training camp Wednesday. "Anything is possible, but I'll try to work hard, however the coaches want to use me. I'm fine with it."
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