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Digging Deeper Into The Saturday Headlines

Chris Johnston of Sportsnet expands on Saturday Headlines from last night.

These are a critical few days in Matt Duchene’s life. He’s reaching decision time with the Ottawa Senators.

here are a lot of things to like about his current situation, a lot of reasons to put pen to paper and sign a big-money, eight-year extension right now. He enjoys living in Ottawa and is playing more minutes than any of his previous six NHL seasons, which has helped put him on pace to set new highs for both goals and assists.

Maybe they even make him the next captain, if he stays and Mark Stone goes.

Who knows?

But there are also a lot of unknowns in Ottawa, too, from the status of a new rink to management’s plan to get this team out of the mud, to the owner’s commitment to seeing the job through.

continued plus more topics including the Ducks and Oilers.

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