Good game last night. A couple of thoughts about Duchene given some of the comments posted about him. First, Duchene obviously needs the right linemates. That's just a part of his game. We saw it with Fleischmann. If you keep Duchene, then you've got to surround him with the right players on his wings. The talent has always been there with Duchene and kudos to Sakic for not having undersold him. Hopefully, he won't do so. I'm a big Duchene fan so I'm in the don't trade him unless it is to fill that top pair LHD problem boat. No one likes being the involuntary subject of trade rumors but if the Oilers were willing to trade McDavid for Duchene (or MacKinnon or Landeskog or Rantanen or Jost, etc.) then what would you do? Bottom line, Sakic has an obligation to listen to trade offers. Still, the Avs are lucky to a bona-fide scoring line in Kerfoot-Duchene-Yakupov. A PO contender must have that. The Avs players still need a bit of seasoning to mesh together, chemistry wise, but they are so much more skilled and deep. With a serviceable defense, this team will be fun to watch most of the time. But their one Achilles heel is their tendency to commit penalties.