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Hejduk could be in last season of career


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

The best shot in Avalanche history? Matt Duchene said Joe Sakic has company.
Duchene joined the Avs when then-captain Sakic was retiring from the team, but the 22-year-old said Milan Hejduk has "the best shot I've ever seen."

"Wrist shot, snap shot, accuracy," Duchene said of Hejduk's right-handed shot. "As good as Joe was, I think Hejdie is right there."

Hejduk, 36, is beginning what could be his final season in the NHL. He signed his third consecutive one-year contract last summer, the latest at a relatively low $2 million, after scoring only 14 goals last season, his lowest goal total since his 1998-99 rookie season.
He played in 81-of-82 games last season, serving as a healthy scratch in the game he missed.

Hejduk is not fitted for a fourth-line role, and if he doesn't produce offensively, he realizes he is a candidate to watch games in a suit and tie.

"It could happen, obviously. I'm in that stage of my career," he said after the fourth day of the Avs' abbreviated training camp Wednesday. "Anything is possible, but I'll try to work hard, however the coaches want to use me. I'm fine with it."

Hejduk will begin the season in Saturday's opener at Minnesota playing right wing on a line with newcomer John Mitchell, a center, and Steve Downie. Hejduk is playing along the left wall/point on the power play, with defenseman Erik Johnson and forwards Paul Stastny, David Jones and Jamie McGinn.

"I'm pretty happy right now — on the third line and seeing some power-play time," Hejduk said. "I'm definitely not asking to play 20 minutes a game, with a guy my age around a bunch of young guys who can really skate well and are really fit. I'm pretty happy where things are."

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Last of the Mohican's. :blue:
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