I miss Dutchy. He was the heart and soul of the team for a few years. I remember how excited I was in 2009 when he was getting drafted, seeing how he was an Avalanche fan growing up and then playing for his childhood team. I still remember his first 2 games against San Jose and Vancouver where he was a one man show and also his shootout goal that put the Avs in the playoffs after everyone said the team would finish last again. Overall, Duchene is also just a good person in general and I was very sad to see him not in an Avs jersey anymore. I’ve always felt Duchene was underrated. He can be a very good #1 center and is an elite #2. He seems to have really hit his stride in Ottawa. With everything happening with the Sens, it’s easy to kick them while they’re down but I really think people are forgetting how good of a player Duchene really is. I’m glad Girard turned out the way he did. He is already our best defenseman in my opinion and with him only being 20, I’m looking forward to seeing him and Makar be the foundation of our defense for years to come.