Colorado Avalanche: Christmas Gifts from the Team

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Dec 11, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) and center Matt Duchene (9) celebrate the shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Jets 4-3 in a shootout period. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duchene’s Commitment to the Team

Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene is a tremendously gifted offensive player. He executes the most beautiful dekes and dangles, and he’s especially renowned for his breakaway goals. Dutchy is just so fast!

However, there are a lot of great players, and fast players, too. Dutchy’s big gift to the team is his commitment to the team. He’s a pro, and he’d be committed to any team for which he played. However, we all know the story of how he was a big Colorado Avalanche fan as a kid, and how he celebrated when he got chosen by his childhood team.

I’ve loved the Colorado Avalanche since it was rumored Colorado was getting another NHL team, so it means a lot to me that Duchene loves this team, too.

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