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Duchene will spend part of the summer training with Crosby

Jun 24, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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Matt Duchene is coming off of a disappointing season where he had just 28 points in 58 games. He recently inked a two-year, $7 million deal with the Avs and will need to bounce back if he wants his next contract to be bigger.

According to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Duchene has decided to live in Los Angeles for part of the summer so that he work with trainer Andy O’Brien and Sidney Crosby. O’Brien has been helping Crosby for years and might be of benefit to Duchene.

Dater reported that Duchene is feeling better than ever and he’s been working on his core muscles.

If you’re interested in the type of workout that top-tier NHL players engage in, O’Brien made a video of some of his exercises, as demonstrated by Crosby.

You can watch it below:

  1. pistolpete31 - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Nice typo bro

  2. tru2joelu4eva - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    this makes me so happy i could cry. i’m a totally biased avs fan, but the western conference better look out for the avs next year. seriously, if duchene hadn’t been injured and had improved on his numbers from the previous year, they probably would’ve made the playoffs. if he picks up his game (along with EJ) and varlamov has a pretty good year, this team should start to look pretty scary, especially if they can get their hands on a better partner for EJ than Shane O’Brien (although I really like O’Brien’s game and wish they would re-sign him already).

    • polegojim - Jun 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

      I promised I wouldn’t correctly point out the Avs faillures on Sunday.

      So Best Wishes Matt. Crosby will help you develop in areas your current trainers cannot and have not!

  3. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Is Crosbaby gonna teach him how to effectively cry too?

    • tru2joelu4eva - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

      the avs are gonna take the sharks’ playoff spot. haha but seriously, you guys are young, talented, and poised to make plenty of playoff runs in the future, right?

  4. vokounviolatesvirginvag - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    he wants to train on how to become a gamechanger just like soup can. san jose sharks are irrelevant

  5. charleslouis99 - Jun 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    hopefully he doesn’t turn duchene into a diver too

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