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    Duchene Trade Talks Could Heat Up Soon

    September is creeping closer on the calendar, and the Matt Duchene trade scene may be poised to heat up.

    “I think so,” said NHL Insider Darren Dreger during a Friday morning appearance on Buffalo’s WGR 550. “We’ve talked about this – generally in the media – for the past several months, better than a year. But now it’s reached that point where it definitely feels like the Avalanche are in a position to get something done. Joe Sakic recently saying that he’s listening to offers. Now, I think that’s different than where he was at, say, going into the draft because the demand for Matt Duchene – to many NHL general managers with interest – were just unreasonable.

    “The Nashville Predators definitely had interest and I’m sure do have interest in Matt Duchene, but going into the draft and on the draft floor, they just weren’t willing to give up the defenseman that Joe Sakic felt like he needed to get in return for Matt Duchene as part of a package.

    “Now, general managers don’t take holidays at any point in the season. They try and take some down time in August, so the sense is – from at least from Matt Duchene’s side – that things could heat up in the next week. That doesn’t mean a trade is imminent. But that means that NHL general managers will be back at work full time and perhaps looking at their roster and recognizing that, ‘Okay, Duchene is still available, so let’s make our next push.’ “
    “Nashville is a really interesting one,” said Friedman then. “I think they’ve asked Nashville for Ekholm. And Nashville doesn’t want to do that. If Colorado was going to make that trade, that’s a heck of a return. After watching Ekholm in the playoffs, holy cow is that guy a great player. Nashville doesn’t want to do that and not only that, but he’s signed to a great contract. So I think they’re just going to hold out here.”
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    Any chance we're in on this?

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    Gorton: Hey Joe, what's it gonna take to get Duchene?

    Sakic: Well we were thinking Skjei and...

    (Line goes dead)

    Sakic: Jeff, you still there buddy? Jeff...Jeff...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pws85nyr View Post
    Gorton: Hey Joe, what's it gonna take to get Duchene?

    Sakic: Well we were thinking Skjei and...

    (Line goes dead)

    Sakic: Jeff, you still there buddy? Jeff...Jeff...


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    Was thinking the same thing. If they want a defensemen, I don't see the Rangers offering a top 4 D man. Especially since it's been a weakness. Would open another hole to plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torontonyr View Post
    Any chance we're in on this?
    They probably ask, yes, but the conversation is a short one. pwns85nyr illustrates why above.
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    Miller or Hayes and DeAngelo for Duchene and a conditional pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Miller or Hayes and DeAngelo for Duchene and a conditional pick.
    At which point Joe Sakic thanks Gorton for the laugh and hangs up. Not even close given their asking price at the draft.

    Whatever the cost ends up being for Duchene, we can't afford it without decimating the roster Rick Nash style.

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    Seriously. This one's not difficult. Put yourself in Sakic's shoes. It's Skjei. It's all Skjei. If he's not on the table, then neither is Duchene. Not to the Rangers.
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    Skjei had 2 fewer points than Duchene last year. Sakic can't realistically expect him for Duchene. I'd even say that Miller and Hayes are a stretch.

    Duchene is a great talent, but he's only really had top-end 1C production in 3 of his 8 years and is really a 20-25 goal guy. He's got about the same value as Stepan, I can't believe Sakic thinks Duchene is going to bring some massive return unless he's delusional.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if we were all in on one of Duchene or RNH.
    If EDM were smart, they'd hold on to RNH until next offseason before McDavid's contract kicks in, but wtf do I know?

    Sakic's asking price was super high and it doesn't seem like he has a problem holding on to Duchene until the right deal comes around. Delusional or not, he doesn't need to move Duchene.
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
    In: Shattenkirk, Desharnais, Pavalec, DeAngelo/Bereglazalov/Pionk

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    Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if we were all in on one of Duchene or RNH.
    If EDM were smart, they'd hold on to RNH until next offseason before McDavid's contract kicks in, but wtf do I know?

    Sakic's asking price was super high and it doesn't seem like he has a problem holding on to Duchene until the right deal comes around. Delusional or not, he doesn't need to move Duchene.
    Yea I think EDM would be dumb to trade RNH now. They're probably a cup contender this year, move him at the deadline if you're not.

    I think there is pressure to move Duchene, even if it's not a necessity. They need to change the culture of that team, and he's really the most logical guy you can move to do it. Plus, his value is only going to continue to sink. He's not going to rebuild them on his own, but, kind of like Taylor Hall in EDM, he can bring back value that expedites the process.

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    You know...I eluded to Sakic's asking price, but I don't even remember what it was at the draft.

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    At which point Joe Sakic thanks Gorton for the laugh and hangs up. Not even close given their asking price at the draft.

    Whatever the cost ends up being for Duchene, we can't afford it without decimating the roster Rick Nash style.
    Fine, take Nash. See if they take Holden back as well.
    But not really sure that gets us Duchene.
    Out: Girardi, Klein, Stepan, Raanta
    In: Shattenkirk, Desharnais, Pavalec, DeAngelo/Bereglazalov/Pionk

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    Re asking price, from January...
    TSN's Darren Dreger reports Sakic's asking price for Landeskog is higher than originally thought. He said the Avs seek a “top-level defenseman, a first-round draft pick plus.” He adds that's generated a negative reaction from his peers.
    Every GM sets an initially high price when shopping a core player, but Sakic's dreaming if he thinks he'll net that type of return for Landeskog. While he has four 50-plus points seasons on his resume, including a career-high 65-points in 2013-14, his production doesn't merit such a lofty return. His sub-par production this season (13 points in 30 games) won't bolster his trade value.
    There's been no word on Sakic's asking price for Duchene, but one can assume it's similar to Landeskog's. The 25-year-old center has better stats this season (24 points in 36 games) than the Avs captain and exceeded 50 points five times in his career.
    http://www.thehockeynews.com/rumors/...-and-landeskog
    Has to have come down by then, because that was an LOL high ask for either of those guys. I mean, essentially, they're asking for Skjei and a first...which is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booze and wingz View Post
    You know...I eluded to Sakic's asking price, but I don't even remember what it was at the draft.



    Fine, take Nash. See if they take Holden back as well.
    But not really sure that gets us Duchene.
    "Rick Nash style" trade

    But even then, that was a steal of a trade. Dubinsky was a $4m 4th liner, Anisimov was an underperforming center, and we had Stepan and Richards. Erixon busted and a pick.

    Duchene isn't Nash. He might get Anisimov, Erixon + 1st.


    And, per the course, no GM gives a fuck about Sakic or his asking price. Dude fucking blows at his job. His best move was signing Holden. Look at his list of trades and signings. Pathetic. He's run that organization into the ground. No GM is going to meet his asking price, and he'll settle for an awful return, again.

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    TSN Trade Bait: Will Duchene report to camp?

    Training camps don’t open for another nine days, but Matt Duchene’s conspicuous absence from a voluntary skate in Denver on Tuesday raised suspicion he may not be with the Avalanche when camp begins.

    Duchene was the only Colorado forward other than Nathan MacKinnon - who is attending the NHL-NHLPA’s media tour in New York – to not participate on Tuesday.

    Duchene, 26, was not dealt this summer despite GM Joe Sakic making no secret of the fact he’s been “listening to offers” for Duchene for months.
    When asked Tuesday night by TSN whether Duchene planned to report to Avalanche training camp, Duchene’s agent - Pat Brisson of CAA Sports - responded: “All I want to say is, for the moment Matt is skating in Toronto.”
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    @NicholsOnHockey: Dreger: "The ask from Colorado for all teams remains very high for Duchene - it's a player, it's a prospect, and it's a pick." #Avs


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    How long has Sakic been GM for the Avs? All he's done is wreck that team.

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    4-5 years? Had a great second season...

    Go through his list of acquisitions, both signings and trades. It's hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    4-5 years? Had a great second season...

    Go through his list of acquisitions, both signings and trades. It's hilarious.
    I credit that more to Roy than Sakic and...

    Holy crap

    http://www.nhltradetracker.com/user/.../Joe_Sakic/282

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    All he's done the last 2 years is change the entire 4th line 15 times and traded O'reilly? Good work lol

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