Originally written on JibbleScribbits  |  Last updated 5/7/14
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In this young season, no two Avs players have been on separate sides of the same coin more than rookie Gabriel Landeskog and 20-year old Matt Duchene. Duchene is struggling, while Landeskog is flourishing. It's early and both players could have a reversal of fortune, but there's a huge difference in the two's approach early in the season that I think is accounting for the difference.I actually didn't notice Duchene's poor season at first, until I started playing around looking at stats.Then I noticed that Duchene was getting killed, just brutally beaten, in possession despite getting very favorable Ozone starts this season. After that I started watching him with a more critical eye. Now it's entirely possible that I was paying the most attention during his worstt two games of the season, but this is what I saw:Duchene's not doing the dirty work. Now I'm not saying he's lazy, or that he's soft, but he's avoiding the dirty work for whatever reason. No play epitomized his season, at le...
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