July 18, 2013

NHL Signing: Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene Agree To Five Year Contract Extension

The Colorado Avalanche on Thursday signed center Matt Duchene to a five-year contract extension. The deal is said to be worth $30 million over the five years. “Matt already is and will be a big part of our team’s nucleus for the long term,” Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said. “We all felt that it was important […]

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January 22, 2013

Agent Claims Ryan O’Reilly’s Contract Demands Are Inaccurate

The agent for Ryan O’Reilly claims we’ve been misinformed when it comes to the young forward’s contract demands. Mark Guy told the Denver Post his restricted free agent client is not asking for a $5-million annual salary on a short-term deal. “It is not accurate to say a player wants X dollars without factoring the term, (and) any suggestion […]

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January 15, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Reportedly Won’t Trade Ryan O’Reilly

The  Colorado Avalanche are not considering trading Ryan O’Reilly while the RFA plays in the KHL, two league sources told the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater. The two sides remain in contract discussions but are roughly $1.5 million apart per year in the Avs’ latest offer, according to the report. O’Reilly’s demands are hamstrung a bit by the […]

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July 9, 2012

NHL Trade Rumors: Should Colorado Avalanche Trade Matt Duchene?

Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, is convinced that it’s time for the Colorado Avalanche to trade 21-year-old pivot Matt Duchene. “This hockey town isn’t big enough for Paul Stastny, Matt Duchene and Ryan O’Reilly,” writes Kiszla. “Three outstanding centers are one more than Colorado needs. Somebody needs to go.” The somebody he identifies is Duchene, who Kiszla apparently […]

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June 23, 2012

NHL Signing: Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene Agree To Two Year Contract

The Colorado Avalanche signed forward Matt Duchene to a two-year, $7 million contract on Saturday. Colorado’s first-round pick (third overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft, Duchene has recorded 150 points in 219 games during his three seasons with the Avalanche. The Haliburton, Ontario native was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and was a finalist for the […]

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November 14, 2011

Matheson Discusses Trade Rumors: Rick Nash Trade Ideas & Avalanche Shopping Stastny?

Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson is hearing the Colorado Avalanche might be shopping Paul Stastny to make room for Matt Duchene on the top line. ,Matheson adds, “They need a stud D-man. Would the Predators go Stastny for UFA-to-be Ryan Suter? Not likely.” Stastny would garner a lot of interest on the market, although his $6.6 million would probably make him tough to move […]

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November 3, 2011

Colorado Avalanche Moves: Matt Duchene

Adrian Dater of All Things Aves is reporting that Joe Sacco has promoted  Matt Duchene to the top line on the Avalanche. Duchene has 6 points ( 2 goals, 4 assists)  in 12 games.

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