Jason Robertson on his playoff facial hair: “I’m trying my hardest.” pic.twitter.com/VOMdgBrQhl
– Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) May 1, 2023
With just a few games left in the Panthers’ season, and the team trying everything possible to qualify for the playoffs, Keith Tkachuk harshly criticized the team’s players’ effort .
He said the Panthers were soft and should look to his other son Brady’s team (the Senators) for inspiration. Basically, Dad Tkachuk was loudly denouncing Florida’s lack of intensity.
It was, in one way or another, the turning point of their season. That said…
Now that they’re in the playoffs, Matthew reportedly politely told his dad to “keep his trap shut” so as not to disrupt the team.
That’s fair enough.
Ultimate team player, Matthew Tkachuk wanted to make sure Florida was focused during the playoffs and made a request of his dad!
See how @GeorgesLaraque found out exclusively ⬇️😂
– Maxime Van Houtte (@maxvanhoutte) May 1, 2023
On the other hand, in light of the fact that Keith’s comments seemed to whip the Panthers’ lineup into a frenzy, maybe he should continue to give his opinion out loud. Hehe.
In all seriousness, the Panthers look like a whole new outfit since Keith’s exit. And right now, it’s Matthew who’s in charge of making it work.
Maxime Van Houtte has a good point when he says that he’s the undisputed leader of this formation. The thing about him is that he can do everything on the ice…
And he excels on many levels. He’s the leader the team needed, without taking anything away from Jonathan Huberdeau.
It’s with players like Matthew Tkachuk that a team has a chance of making it far in the playoffs. We saw proof of this in the first round, when the Panthers caused a surprise by eliminating the Bruins.
– Love this.
– Tonight’s the night.
WOO! 🗣️ Game #7 tonight between the Devils and Rangers pic.twitter.com/g4nXVTbHyb
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 1, 2023
– No surprise.
– What do you expect? We’re in the playoffs!
Patrick Roy and @quebec_remparts are very discreet about the nature of injuries to defenseman Nicolas Savoie and forward Justin Robidas ahead of Game 3 of the semi-final series in Gatineau against the @OlympiquesGAT @tvaqc @TVASports pic.twitter.com/guhXX9pqU6
– Stéphane Turcot (@StephTurcotTVA) May 1, 2023