Matt Duchene

Matt Duchene

Nashville Predators

The predators have agreed to sign Matt Duchene to a 7 year contract worth around 56 million dollars. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: This was the plan all along. The PK Subban Trade opened up the cap space and the Predators landed their prize free agent. Duchene set a career high last year with 31 goals. He had 70 points, including 10 in playoffs. The move will put Duchene as the second line center and shift Kyle Turris to the third line most likely.

 

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Matt Duchene netted an empty-net goal as well as provided an assist on Seth Jones' goal to help Columbus defeat the Lightning 7-3 in Game Four.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene has been thriving with his new team in the playoffs now scoring three goals and dishing out four assists this post-season.

 

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Matt Duchene scored the first goal of the night Sunday as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 to take commanding 3-0 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene has been having a fantastic playoffs with two goals and three assists through three games played.

 

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Matt Duchene scored his first career post-season goal as well as dishing out a trio of helpers to lift the Blue Jackets over the Lightning by a score of 5-1 in Game Two. Columbus now leads the series 2-0.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene had his best post-season performance of his career as the Blue Jackets routed the Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Columbus is making some serious noise early on in these playoffs, and Duchene is a major reason why that is.

 

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Matt Duchene picked up his 16th goal and 24th assist of the season on Wednesday night when the Ottawa Senators lost 4-3 in overtime to the Vancouver Canucks. Duchene's goal was scored on the power play. He finished the game with 24:37 of ice time, 6 SOG, 2 hits, and a +1 rating.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene should be in owned in all fantasy formats. Not only is he over a point per game player with 40 points through 35 games played, he is also a trade candidate as the trade deadline inches closer. If Duchene and the Senators are unable to reach an agreement on an extension in the coming weeks, Duchene could potentially be traded to a contender which would obviously have an impact on his fantasy value. Be sure to hang onto him until that situation sorts itself out.

 

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Matt Duchene placed on IR

Sun, Dec 9th 12:38pm EST
By Tyler Feeleus

Matt Duchene has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. He is considered week-to-week. (Source: Ottawa Senators on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Keep an eye on the situation as Duchene may end up getting dropped in some fantasy leagues if this injury lingers. If that happens, be ready to pounce and pick him up just before he returns to the line up.

 

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Matt Duchene picked up an assist in Tuesday nights 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Duchene had 18:27 of ice time and registered 1 shot on goal.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene leads the Ottawa Senators with 34 points. His usage on the top line and on the power play make him a quality fantasy asset.

 

Matt Duchene had a two-point night in the Senators 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Duchene's first point was an assist on Drake Batherson's first period goal. Duchene followed that up with his 12th goal of the season in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene is off to a scintillating start this season. This could be his best season yet. Duchene has a career-high of 70 points but with 12 goals and 21 assists through 26 games he appears on his way to topping that number. Duchene is centering the top even strength line and getting second power play unit duty as well. The former first round pick has had successful seasons in the past with the Colorado Avalanche but it appears the best has yet to come. Duchene is a must own and start in every fantasy format.

 

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Matt Duchene scored his 11th goal in overtime to give the Senators a 4-3 overtime victory over the Flyers.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene, after a few years off track, has resumed his top tier performance level. Duchene is the leading scorer for the Senators with 11 goals and 20 assists in 25 games. Matt Duchene is on track to surpass his career high of 70 points. Duchene is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Matt Duchene had a three-point effort in the Senators 6-4 win over the Penguins on Saturday night. Duchene's first point of the game was his 7th goal of the season which he scored in the first period. Duchene followed that up with an assist on Cody Ceci's second period goal. He finished his scoring for the game in the third period with his 8th goal of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to say who is the better Senator, Matt Duchene or Mark Stone. Both are off to terrific starts. Duchene is the leading scorer on the team after a 3-point effort on Saturday night. Duchene now has 8 goals and 16 assists through 20 games for a well over a point-per-game pace. Duchene has scored as many as 70 points in a season and he seems likely to reach that or surpass that this year. Duchene is on the top power play line and teams up with rookie sensation Drake Batherson on the second even strength line. Duchene should be owned and started in all fantasy formats.

 

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Matt Duchene collected two assists in the Senators 2-1 win over the Red Wings on Thursday night. Duchene’s first assist came on Cody Ceci’s first period goal. Duchene’s second assist came on rookie Drake Batherson’s first and game- winning goal in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene has had a strong start to this season. Duchene has 6 goals and 15 assists through 19 games for well over a point per game pace. Duchene’s career high of 70 points was in 71 games for the Avalanche in 2013-2014 so a point per game pace is feasible. Own and start Duchene in all fantasy formats with an expectation of between 70-80 points for the season.

 

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Matt Duchene started off the scoring on Saturday night with his 6th goal of the season in the first period. Later in the 3rd period Duchene added two assists on goals by Ryan Dzingel and Mark Stone.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene has top level talent and has been playing like it of late with 2 goals and 5 assists in the last 3 games. Duchene has 6 goals and 13 assists through 17 games. The Senators reshuffled their lines before Saturday night’s game and Duchene found himself on the 3rd even strength line with Ryan Dzingel and Nick Paul and on the 2nd power play line. The moves seems to have worked as the Senators won 6-4. Duchene has scored 70 points in a season in his career and those numbers have always been possible for the third overall pick in the ‘09 draft. Duchene is a must own and start in all fantasy formats.

 

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Matt Duchene scored his first goal on the season on the power play against the Canadiens in a four to three overtime victory for Senators on Saturday night. Duchene also added a helper on the game winning goal by Mark Stone.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Duchene brought his season totals up to one goal and seven assists with a goal and an assist against the Canadiens on Saturday. A pretty strong start for Duchene with a surprisingly successful Senators team thus far. With first line even strength and power play duty Duchene stands to get offensive opportunities. He should get between his previous career baseline of high fifties to seventy points. Continue to ride the Senators hot start with Duchene in your lineup.

 

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Matt Duchene scored a first-period goal and had an assist during Colorado's 4-2 win versus the New York Rangers. He finished the night with a plus-three rating in 13:58 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: The whole hockey world knows he's been the subject of trade rumors for over a season now, yet this season he has come to training camp and focused on playing well. He is a very talented forward regardless of where he plays and scored 30 goals just two seasons ago. At the age of 26, he has a lot of good hockey left in him and is a good sleeper candidate for any fantasy roster if he's available in your league.

 

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Matt Duchene scored a goal and had six shots on net during Colorado's 5-1 preseason win versus Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: He will be the subject of trade rumors as long as he is in an Avalanche jersey. Last season he scored 18 goals and had 23 assists with a minus-34 rating in what was a disaster of a season for Colorado. Should Duchene get traded his fantasy value takes a big jump because he is a talented player and would likely thrive in a new environment.

 

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Matt Duchene reported Thursday to the opening day of Colorado Avalanche's training camp. There was some speculation that he would not show due to his uncertain trade status that has lingered over the franchise for almost a year. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: He is a very talented forward but last year he posted just 18 goals and 26 assists with a minus-34 rating in what was a dismal season for Duchene and the Avalanche. If he gets traded he would be a hot commodity for fantasy team owners.

 

Duchene scored a goal and played 16:25 minutes during Colorado's 3-1 win versus Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: In 64 games played, Duchene has 17 goals and 20 assists with a minus-27 rating. The goal was his first point in 11 games.

 

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Duchene had three assists in Colorado's 5-2 win versus Winnipeg. He had five shots on goal in 16:48 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was his fourth assist in four games and he has ten shots on net in that span without a goal. This season in 44 games he has 15 goals and 17 assists with a minus-14 rating.

 

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Duchene had an assist but did not record a shot on goal in Colorado's 3-2 loss to Nashville. He played 20:19 minutes in the game and finished with a minus-one rating.

Fantasy Impact: The assist was his first point in his last five games. This season in 37 games, Duchene has 13 goals and 12 assists with a minus-14 rating.

 

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Duchene had three shots on goal and finished with a minus-one rating in Colorado's 3-0 loss to Washington. He also had two penalty minutes in 19:28 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: After scoring some big goals for Canada in the World Cup of Hockey, Duchene has yet to record a point in the first three games of the season. Last year he scored 30 goals and had 29 assists so at some point he's due to break out offensively.

 

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Duchene scored two goals on five shots in Team Canada's 4-2 win versus Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey tournament.

Fantasy Impact: He had a nice game and showed why he was a 30-goal scorer last season with the Avalanche. In 76 games last year he scored 30 goals with 29 assists.

 

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Matt Duchene is expected to return Friday. He's been sidelined for the team's last six games due to his knee injury. (Source: Avalanche on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nothing has been confirmed, so owners will want to monitor as the game approaches. This will be a welcomed return for Colorado and fantasy owners as Duchene registered 56 points in 71 games prior to suffering his knee injury.

 

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Matt Duchene will miss at least the team's next two games as he continues to recover from his knee injury. His next opportunity to play will be Friday. (Source: Avalanche on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Duchene's return will likely be impacted by how the playoff race shakes out over the next two games. It's not clear how long he will be sidelined beyond the next two games as a result of the injury at this point.

 

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Matt Duchene will miss his team's next two games, Thursday and Saturday, as he continues to recover from a knee injury. (Source: Avalanche on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Duchene has been out since the middle of March. He will be re-evaluated following the next two games. He scored 56 points in 71 games prior to suffering the injury.

 

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Matt Duchene provided two points (a goal and assist) to go with two PIM and three shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene has four points in his last four games. He's has 52 points in 68 games played this season.

 

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Matt Duchene scores two points

Thu, Feb 18th 9:05am EST
By Blaine Blontz

Matt Duchene provided a pair of assists in Wednesday's win over Montreal. He had one shot on goal.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice night for Duchene, who's slowed down considerably after three solid months in a row. His two assists give him only four points in February, and he's also got a minus-four rating on the month.

 

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Matt Duchene scored a goal and added an assist Monday. He finished with a plus-one rating and four shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene slowed down in November after his torrid October stretch, but he's turned things back up of late. He now has five points over his last four games, including two multi-point efforts, while averaging over three shots on goal per game during that stretch.

 

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Colorado C Matt Duchene added a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene's eighth goal of the year came on a PP in the third period while he added two assists in the opening period. He now has six assists on the year as well which gives him 14 total points this year.

 

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Matt Duchene scores two goals

Wed, Nov 4th 9:06am EST
By Blaine Blontz

Matt Duchene provided his first multi-point game of the season, scoring a pair of goals with six shots on goal Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene has disappointed in a big was so far this season, but he's shown signs of turning things around of late. He's got three points in his last two games with four and six shots on goal. Prior to this hot stretch, he only had two points over 10 games with no more than three shots on goal in any single game.

 

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Matt Duchene is off to a slow start, providing no points on only two shots on goal over the first two games of the season. He's riding a minus-three so far this year.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene will look to get things started Wednesday when the Avs take on the struggling Bruins. Struggles are always magnified at the start of the season. There don't appear to be major causes for concern at this point.

 

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