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Keith Tkachuk called out for supporting Matthew Tkachuk's fight


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Graham Montgomery
May 11, 2024  (12:50)
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Former NHL player and dad of Florida Panthers center Matthew Tkachuk, Keith Tkachuk, celebrating his son's fight against David Pastrnak
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Keith Tkachuk is facing criticism for his reaction to Matthew Tkachuk's fight with David Pastrnak in game two of the Panther's series against the Boston Bruins.

The Panthers handily beat the Bruins in game two, evening the series at the time. They went on to win game three last night, so they are now up to a 2-1 series advantage, despite losing game one. Late in game two, Matthew Tkachuk fought David Pastrnak, much to the amusement of the Florida home crowd.
Keith Tkachuk was a proud dad watching his son fight David Pastrnak 😂🥹

Not everyone was thrilled about the fight though. Former Quebec Nordiques head coach Michel Bergeron is drawing attention to Keith Tkachuk's reaction to the fight. He is concerned that Keith actively cheering for his son fighting will encourage other parents to cheer when their kids fight in hockey, something that should not be encouraged for children. His statement below has been translated from French.
«They say that the NHL is the lead example for young athletes, coaches and parents. We stand up against parents who attack and shout at their children, opponents or referees in minor circuits. But there, we Daddy Tkachuk raise his arms and celebrate, and he played in the National League Look at this big idiot!

This is the example that will get to parents. We will hear some say: 'Tkachuk did it with his son in the NHL and if my son plays peewee B: I'm going to do the same thing for him to reach the league.'"

That being said, many would argue that Keith has every right to celebrate and be proud of their kid in one of his biggest moments of his professional hockey career. With the way Tkachuk and the Panthers are playing, they very well could have a legitimate chance at winning the Stanley Cup this year.
Source: HockeyFeed
Keith Tkachuk gets roasted by former NHL coach for «unacceptable behaviour»
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