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Defending Big D Jun 17, 2019
Free Agent Profile: Matt Duchene

Free Agent Profile: Matt Duchene

One of the top prizes on the soon-to-be-UFA market comes with some warning lights. Matt Duchene is absolutely one of the best players headed to free agency — if he gets there. In the interest of full disclosure, we should note up front that Darren Dreger reported last week that Duchene has apparently discussed a potential extension with Columbus, though nothing appears imminent. In fact, Dreger also said a couple days ago that, well, Duchene will soon be making Tyler Seguin levels of money, wherever that may be: Dreger on Leafs Lunch: “Matt Duchene is going to get paid over $9M a...
The Cannon Jun 16, 2019
2018-19 Player Review: Matt Duchene makes his mark in the playoffs, but will he stay in Columbus?

2018-19 Player Review: Matt Duchene makes his mark in the playoffs, but will he stay in Columbus?

We all love you Matt Duchene; please stay here. Your only playoff success came here; Nashville can’t offer that. Matt Duchene came to Columbus days before the trade deadline in February - the first of GM Jarmo Kekalainen’s all in moves as he looked to build a Stanley Cup winner in the final years of Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky’s contracts. Duchene was exchanged for a first round pick in 2019, a conditional first rounder in 2020, and prospects Jonathan Davidsson and Vitaly Abramov. Duchene played 23 games in the regular season with Columbus and struggled to find a fit in the...
Mile High Hockey Jun 15, 2019
2019 NHL Draft Rankings

2019 NHL Draft Rankings

The first two rounds plus one For the Colorado Avalanche, the 2019 NHL Entry Draft means two things - they will finally be able to close the door on the 2017 Matt Duchene trade and with an abundance of picks in the top-65, the team will be able to stock the prospect pool with more high-end talent. In Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, this year’s draft has two players that are head an shoulders above the rest. Those two players are going to be stars in the NHL. There's no if, ands or buts about it. Hughes is the most naturally talented player since Connor McDavid, while Kakko is an NHL ready...
The Cannon Jun 12, 2019
Cannon Blasts : Gotta Catch Em All

Cannon Blasts : Gotta Catch Em All

Happy Wednesday!! For the remainder of the off season, Cannon Blasts will be posted on Wednesday mornings. It’s a nice little way to get through humpday during the summer. With that being said, we have TWO “The Cannon Cast” episodes to tell you about! Las week we spent a good chunk of time saying goodbye to former Cleveland Monsters Head Coach John Madden. As well as, discussed the future of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltending stability and our favorite place to vacation. This week we discussed Ryan Murray’s trade value, Matt Duchene, and Veini Vehvilainen. Also, we...
The Cannon Jun 11, 2019
The Cannon Cast Episode 16: Ryan Murray’s trade value, Matt Duchene’s real value, and Veini Vehviläinen

The Cannon Cast Episode 16: Ryan Murray’s trade value, Matt Duchene’s real value, and Veini Vehviläinen

Figuring out who stays and how It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means—it’s time for the Cannon Cast, the Columbus Blue Jackets podcast from The Cannon! We’re chatting about Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, as well as more important hockey developments like the signing of Veini Vehviläinen, the Ryan Murray trade rumors and what it would take to keep Matt Duchene in town. In this episode, we talk about: Who do we think will win the Cup on Wednesday? Has Will gotten his jersey yet? Could there be anything to the Murray-to-Chicago rumors? What does the signing of Veini...
The Hockey Writers Jun 9, 2019

NHL Rumors: Perry, Duchene, Sabres, Oilers & Jets

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are rumors out of Anaheim in respect to Corey Perry, speculation the Los Angeles Kings are dumping Dion Phaneuf, rumors surrounding Matt Duchene and more. Are the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets good trade partners? Perry’s Future With the Ducks TSN’s Pierre LeBrun notes that the Anaheim Ducks have […] The post NHL Rumors: Perry, Duchene, Sabres, Oilers & Jets appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Jun 9, 2019
Report: Signing Matt Duchene Arizona Coyotes Primary Focus

Report: Signing Matt Duchene Arizona Coyotes Primary Focus

It was disclosed by Darren Dreger on TSN Insider Trading that signing Matt Duchene is the Arizona Coyotes primary focus in the upcoming free agency period. If Duchene doesn't re-sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets before July 1st, there will be a number of teams interested in his services. Matt Duchene Being Pursued by Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka loves centres. This is really not a surprise. The Arizona franchise hasn't had a number one centre for years and will be investigating what they can do to entice Duchene to come to the desert. Of course, per Dreger,...
Puck Prose Jun 9, 2019

NHL Rumors: Arizona Coyotes have Matt Duchene as their top target

According to the latest NHL rumors, the Arizona Coyotes plan to make Matt Duchene their top priority in free agency this offseason. The Arizona Coyotes might have missed the postseason this season, but they finished very strong. They were in the playoff race until late March. Armed with a new owner (though we don’t know […] NHL Rumors: Arizona Coyotes have Matt Duchene as their top target - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Eyes On The Prize Jun 8, 2019
Habsent Minded: Prospects, Karlsson, and Duchene, oh my!

Habsent Minded: Prospects, Karlsson, and Duchene, oh my!

In this week’s episode, we talk about the Canadiens options at 15th overall, and a couple of free agency rumours. Jared Book, Scott Matla, and Patrik Bexell start the second season of Habsent Minded off by talking about the draft, and what options the Montreal Canadiens will have going into the NHL draft. They then talk about a couple of high profile free agency rumours in Erik Karlsson and Matt Duchene, and what it could mean going into July 1 and what role they could play on the team. Editor’s Note: There is a mention of Jeff Skinner’s impending free agency, but this was recorded...
On the Forecheck Jun 8, 2019
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Marking Time

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Marking Time

Less than two full weeks until the draft, everyone! Nashville Predators News & Notes: My Story: My First Task as Mayor - Helping to Save the Preds | NHL.comKarl Dean, hockey fan. What went wrong with Kyle Turris in 2018-19, and where do the Nashville Predators go from here? | On the ForecheckDo you like arguing about underperforming forwards? Sure you do. Why would you even be on a Preds site if you didn't? Rumor/Analysis: Matt Duchene interested in signing with Nashville Predators | On the ForecheckICYMI, I did a quick breakdown of Matt Duchene as a player and discussed what he could--and...
On the Forecheck Jun 7, 2019
Rumor/Analysis: Matt Duchene interested in signing in Nashville

Rumor/Analysis: Matt Duchene interested in signing in Nashville

The rumors around Matt Duchene are not only heating up, they’re finally coming from reputable sources. Earlier this week, Elliotte Friedman mentioned on his 31 Thoughts podcast that the much-coveted Matt Duchene would be interested in signing with the Nashville Predators: [W]hen I look at Duchene, I think [Nashville and Montreal] are the two. He’s always wanted to play for Nashville, we all know that. (Transcript, and some quick cap analysis, courtesy of our former colleague Alex Daugherty.) We have some thoughts coming up later this morning on how David Poile could make the math work...
The Cannon Jun 7, 2019
2018-19 Player Review: Adam McQuaid’s absence might’ve loomed larger than you would have thought

2018-19 Player Review: Adam McQuaid’s absence might’ve loomed larger than you would have thought

He was acquired for defensive depth, and McQuaid could have been useful late in the playoffs. You might have glossed over the trade acquisition for Adam McQuaid when the Blue Jackets made that trade at the time. And honestly, next to getting Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, McQuaid sure wasn’t the sexy name. But he was a guy that came in with a physical presence, could provide minutes defensively, and represented the lone Blue Jackets player with a Stanley Cup ring. I said it at time, that the veteran presence could only help a team like Columbus. Adam McQuaid 2018-19 Stats Games played:...
The Denver Post Jun 5, 2019
NHL mock draft 2019: Who the national media thinks the Avalanche will select at No. 4

NHL mock draft 2019: Who the national media thinks the Avalanche will select at No. 4

When the Avalanche traded Matt Duchene to the Senators in 2017, one of the assets Colorado received was a first-round draft pick, which turned out to be the No. 4 overall in this year's draft.

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Blue Jackets Player News

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    Free Agent Profile: Matt Duchene

  • Ryan Murray

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  • Anthony Duclair

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  • Artemi Panarin

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  • Pierre-Luc Dubois

    2018-19 Player Review: Josh Anderson makes a big impact

  • Sergei Bobrovsky

    2018-19 Player Review: Sergei Bobrovsky delivers a rollercoaster final (?) season for the Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Lukas Sedlak

    The Blue Jackets catch a break with small group of RFA forwards

  • Zach Werenski

    The Blue Jackets catch a break with small group of RFA forwards

  • Nick Foligno

    2018-19 Review: Oh captain, my captain, Nick Foligno

  • Josh Anderson

    The Blue Jackets catch a break with small group of RFA forwards