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Will Matt Duchene Be Traded?

Dan Rosen of NHL.come answers questions from the fans...

Do you think the Colorado Avalanche deal Matt Duchene this spring?

When it comes to trade speculation I've learned to say anything is possible, nothing will shock me, and there is no way to predict what will happen. All that said, I just don't see why the Avalanche would trade Duchene this spring after trading Ryan O'Reilly during the offseason and letting Paul Stastny sign with the St. Louis Blues after the 2013-14 season. It would take a roster that was rich with talent down the middle and sap it of its depth. That doesn't make sense at all. Center, especially in the Western Conference, is a vital position; Duchene is a legitimate first- or second-line center.

If the larger point here is the Avalanche have to do something to change things up, yes, I agree. They need to address their defense and, frankly, the way they play. They are far too individualistic and that clearly doesn't work. But it doesn't make sense to trade Duchene, who should be a big part of the solution and isn't necessarily part of the problem.

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