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  • Sens Acquire Matt Duchene

    Hearing Duchene has been traded...and its Turris....

  • #2
    Confirming Predators are part of the Matt Duchene trade. 3 way deal with Ottawa.

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    • #3
      Apparently RDS just announced on air that the deal was White and two firsts going to Colorado.

      Turris to Nashville

      Duchene to Ottawa

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      • #4
        But then Dreger just tweeted this: Turris and Hammond involved in 3 way trade. Duchene will end up in Ottawa.

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        • #5
          Duchene to OTT.

          Turris to NASH with a 6x6 extension.

          COL gets Girard, Kamenev, Bowers, Hammond, a 1st (OTT), a 2nd (NASH) and a 3rd (OTT).



          And Elliott Friedman shared this: Turris is signing a 6 years, $36M deal in NASH
          Last edited by Jasmine; 11-05-2017, 07:16 PM.

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          • #6
            This is terrible value. Turris only cost $6M, we traded:

            Turris @ $6M for 6 years
            Bowers
            1st
            3rd

            for

            Duchene.

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            • #7
              Note: OTT 2018 1st to COL is top 10-protected. If OTT ends up there, Sens have option to keep. If they do, COL gets 2019 1st no matter what.

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              • #8
                It’s obvious to me that Dorion is a Matt Duchene fan. Logical sense would be saving the assets and retaining Turris. But Dorion pursued Duchene hard and finally got what he wanted. I’m happy we were able to get Duchene without giving up Chabot, Brown or White.

                I will miss Turris. He was great in the community and a really clutch player for us. He scored some huge goals - 2012 vs the Rangers, 2013 vs Montreal, 2017 vs the Rangers. He came from a pretty toxic situation in Arizona and found a role in Ottawa, and it sucks he’s gone.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Josh View Post
                  This is terrible value. Turris only cost $6M, we traded:

                  Turris @ $6M for 6 years
                  Bowers
                  1st
                  3rd

                  for

                  Duchene.
                  OK, on the one hand remember that Tennessee has no state income tax. So $6M there is not the same as $6M here. On the other, I thought the big stumbling block on Turris was supposed to be term? And then he takes only 6 years from Nashville, right away? Something's off there.

                  A couple of really weird parallels too - Fisher just retired and Nashville gets another Sens C to replace him. Also, Turris was a hold out from Phoenix and you could say Duchene's relationship with Colorado was pretty poor too.

                  I remember predicting this trade was going to happen with Ottawa at the beginning of the year. It just makes too much sense financially. This is all cost certainty. Just like Brassard, already signed, replaced Zibanejad who was due for a raise. I hate that this team is strapped for cash all the time but it doesn't change that they are. And if there is a silver lining, we did retain all of the kids that have the most promise - White, Chabot, Brown etc.

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                  • #10
                    Dorion said 6 years was never an option from the Turris camp, just 7-8.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Matt the Aussie View Post

                      OK, on the one hand remember that Tennessee has no state income tax. So $6M there is not the same as $6M here. On the other, I thought the big stumbling block on Turris was supposed to be term? And then he takes only 6 years from Nashville, right away? Something's off there.

                      A couple of really weird parallels too - Fisher just retired and Nashville gets another Sens C to replace him. Also, Turris was a hold out from Phoenix and you could say Duchene's relationship with Colorado was pretty poor too.

                      I remember predicting this trade was going to happen with Ottawa at the beginning of the year. It just makes too much sense financially. This is all cost certainty. Just like Brassard, already signed, replaced Zibanejad who was due for a raise. I hate that this team is strapped for cash all the time but it doesn't change that they are. And if there is a silver lining, we did retain all of the kids that have the most promise - White, Chabot, Brown etc.
                      Good point about the state income tax. Another plus is that now Hogberg should be promoted to the AHL.

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                      • #12
                        I haven't watched much of Duchene - is he really much better than Turris where we should have also sent 2 draft picks (including a first) for this to be done?

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                        • #13
                          Anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing him play, hopefully he'll find a lot of success!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Matt the Aussie View Post
                            I haven't watched much of Duchene - is he really much better than Turris where we should have also sent 2 draft picks (including a first) for this to be done?
                            I haven’t watched him a lot either, but the Sens probably were not looking at it that way. Turris was a pending UFA and not going to re-sign. They traded the picks for someone they viewed as an upgrade but also a guaranteed extra year, plus a better chance of re-signing.

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                            • #15
                              What a return for Colorado. But it is deserved. This was a former Canadian Olympian. 70 points in 71 games. Something Turris will never do. Turris is an elite two-way talent. But not elite as an offensive player. Duchene certainly has not been of late but he's shown he can do it at every level (except Olympics), from U17, to U18s to World Championships and the NHL.

                              Duchene's speed is unreal. As I've said, there are only 4 or 5 centers in the league better at accelerating through the middle in traffic, and his stickhandling on tight is up there among the best. He's in that echelon, maybe one tier below, the likes of Crosby and Peter Forsberg at protecting the puck and stepping out from the corners or behind the net to the front of the net; as good as Tavares or Kopitar.

                              The big thing Boucher pointed out today, that he wants them to be a team that gets hard to the front of the net. Duchene is a strong guy and fierce competitor who always (maybe not so much last season) goes to the net hard. But the difference between him and a lot of the guys we have who do, is he has the hands in tight to make plays in front of the net.

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