During Colorado’s game against the New York Islanders, Matt Duchene skated off the ice after hearing he was finally traded from the Avalanche.
At long last, the Matt Duchene saga is finally over in Colorado.
After starting the game for the Avs, Matt Duchene left the ice behind an injured Blake Comeau who took a puck to the ear while attempting to block a Nick Leddy shot.
Evidently, according to Aaron Asham on MSG Networks, Matt Duchene is heading to Ottawa, while Kyle Turris heads to Nashville for a return of picks and prospects heading back to Colorado.
To COL: S. Girard, V. Kamenev (from NSH) and S. Bowers, A. Hammond, a 1st and a 3rd (from OTT)
To NSH: K. Turris
To OTT: M. Duchene
— NHLNumbers (@NHLnumbers) November 6, 2017
This comes in light of news that a trade fell apart involving Nashville, Ottawa, and Colorado.
This is nuts. As Blake Comeau helped off the ice, Matt Duchene sneaks off behind him as he's been traded mid-game pic.twitter.com/cimyiRl2Vz
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 5, 2017
What a perfect string of irony as well — after Avalanche GM Joe Sakic stiffed Islanders GM Garth Snow during several attempts made at the trade deadline earlier this year and leading into this season, Duchene is traded to another team during a game against the Islanders.
At long last, Sakic has opened his eyes and seems to have received a suitable return for his star Center.
Considering the endless possibilities of places he could have been dealt to, Metropolitan teams should be thankful it ended up being Ottawa.