Darryl Sutter makes SAVAGE comment RIPPING into Matthew Tkachuk!
BY RYAN SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 (12:39)
Matthew Tkachuk was upset that the Flames lost Johnny Gaudreau in free agency and told the team that he had no intentions of re-signing with them long-term. He then gave the Flames a very small list of teams that he would be interested in signing a long term contract with that the Flames could trade him to.
He was then traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jonathan Huberdeau, Mackenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and a 1st round pick. Somehow the Flames actually came out ontop of the team as Huberdeau has been a higher point producer than Tkachuk and they got additional assets included as well. The Flames then managed to bring in Nazem Kadri fresh off his stanley cup performance as well!
Head Coach Darryl Sutter doesn't seem to be happy with Tkachuk though, even though both sides have expressed that it's just a business and there aren't any hard feelings.
When Sutter was asked during a press conference to compare former Flames Matthew Tkachuk to current Flame Tyler Toffoli, he simply said:
Tkachuk did manage to put up 10 points in 12 playoff games last season, but it's been noted that his production level significantly drops when it comes to the playoffs.