Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/07/13 at 09:11 AM ET
from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,
Matt Duchene is really exploding as a player. “No duh,” right?
Everything he’s done so far this young season has legitimized his case for inclusion on Canada’s Olympic team. The Avalanche are benefitting from having such an explosive and productive player, who has helped fuel a 12-2-0 start for a team with middling expectations. He’s boosted his reputation to previously anticipated levels – on a pedestal where he’ll be compared to fellow 2009 draft pick John Tavares for perhaps his entire career.
Unfair as it may be, since the two play different styles, the fact this narrative is still relevant and interesting is a good thing for Duchene. If it wasn’t worth remembering he would be having a season like the dreadful one he had in 2011-12 and not be the dynamic presence he’s been this season and last.
When you think of Duchene, you think of speed. Brilliant, blinding, blurred speed.
Below, watch his his power skating put to the test on his goal from last night...
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