Denver Post "It can get a bit confusing, or perhaps redundant. The International Ice Hockey Federation stages annual World Championships in the spring, and the participating NHL players come from teams that don’t make the playoffs or are eliminated early. Even if available, many big names pass (or aren’t..." May 29
Matt Duchene also representing Canada at the World Championship next month in Russia.
Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Ottawa’s TSN 1200 on Monday afternoon. As part of a larger discussion on the aftermath of Patrick Roy’s comments over the weekend about Matt Duchene’s goal celebration in a losing effort: “The whole thing was a little bizarre and all it does is fuel and breed ongoing..." April 05
Denver Post "The Colorado Avalanche lost 5-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night at home. Center Matt Duchene scored the team’s lone goal, his 30th. Duchene, asked about that goal, which came when St. Louis led 4-0 late in the third period, said all of the right things. Later, Patrick Roy blasted Duchene..." April 04
Denver Post "The Avalanche's chances of making the playoffs aren't zero ... but at least are negligible. Under those circumstances, did the Avs or Matt Duchene consider shutting down their leading scorer for the rest of the season — which at this point is five games? "No, I didn't," Duchene said..." April 01
The Score "f the Colorado Avalanche are going to climb back into a playoff spot, they'll have to press on without two of their best players. Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon, both of whom are dealing with knee injuries, have been ruled out of at least the next two games, the team announced Sunday." March 27
Pro Hockey Talk "Colorado heads into tonight’s action sitting one point clear of idle Minnesota in the battle for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference, and could expand its cushion to three points with a win. Won’t be easy, though. The Avs will be without two of their three leading scorers..." March 18