Two sources name three teams are the favorites to trade for Duchene.

Three teams emerge as favorites for Duchene.

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The trade rumors surrounding Colorado Avalanche star forward Matt Duchene have just taken a very interesting turn.

During a recent question and answer session with his readers, Kevin Allen of USA Today was asked which three teams he thought were the favorite to land Duchene in a trade, and he gave a straight answer. 

According to Allen, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens are the front-runners for Duchene and that was backed up by a very good source. 

Colorado Avalanche insider Adrian Dater of BSN Denver has stated that he agrees with Allen's statement, although Dater believes that two other teams are also in the mix. Those teams are the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators, both of whom were connected to Duchene earlier in the summer. 

More to come on this story as it develops.