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For a player who's about as good as guaranteed to be traded, Matt Ducheneand the hot stove rumors about his Avalanche exit remained suspiciously quiet through the first month of the NHL season. That is no longer the case.Behind the scenes, the Senators and Predators had been negotiating with Avs general manager Joe Sakic about a rare three-team trade which would have sentDucheneto Kendall Graveman Jersey Ottawa, . The deal, as it stands, is dead, the report said, butthis smoke is a sign that this drawn-out Duchenesaga may finally be nearing anend.MORE: The Senators and Predators have been linked to Duchene for months as individual suitors. Both would benefit from adding such a dynamic playmaker at center, Jed Lowrie Jersey and are among the few teams with a sets great enough to meet Sakic'shigh asking price, which has beenthehang-up since Duchene was made available more than a year ago.It's not often three NHL teams work in concert ona single trade, especially involving players of this magnitude.The deal that was on the table, , had Ottawa coming away with the top prize in Duchene and Nashville receiving center Kyle Turrisfrom the Senators. Colorado's theoretical return was le s Tony Phillips Jersey clear. Friedman initially speculated Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholms "name came up," but later said that wasn't the case.Last note: Turris (NASH), Duchene (OTT), haul of picks and maybe prospect or two (COL). No Ekholm. Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) In September, the Ottawa Sun reported Senators general manager Pierre Dorion had been aggre sive in his pursuit of Duchene.Talks involving the Predators "heated up in last couple of weeks,"Dreger said.But given thecomplicated nature, it's not a surprisethey broke down. Ottawa and Nashville are off to sluggish starts to the season, held back bymiddling offenses. Duchene, meanwhile, is playing some of his betterhockey since the trade rumors began, with eight points in 12 games.Colorado is 7-5-0, but therecord is a bit misleading since itrates30th in score-adjusted Corsiand isdue for regre sion. (The Senators rank 31st.) Washing their hands of Duchene, while his value is high, is and has been in the Avs' best interest. The sooner it happens, the better for Dave Henderson Jersey all teams involved.Maybe this is a sign Sakic'sfinally coming around to that thinking.UPDATESaturday, on Hockey Night In Canada, Friedman reported that a deal between the Avalanche and Senators could still be in the works, though it's likely any trade would no longer involve the Predators.On , says Colorado is motivated to trade Matt Duchene, and Ottawa is very motivated to acquire Matt Duchene. Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) More from : Matt Duchene will be happy to hear that. He would like to be an Ottawa Senator. Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) Related Articles Glenn Hubbard Jersey The best active NHL player at every jersey number, 1 to 97