Florida newspaper star Matthew Tkachuk made a surprise appearance on the NBA pregnancy show on TNT on Saturday. Tkachuk, who recently led the Panthers to the Stanley Cup Finals, was invited to share his thoughts on the game and his journey in hockey.
Matthew Tkachuk discusses his Jayson Tatum connection, his best hockey skills and lackluster celebration in his second game
During the interview, Tkachuk discussed Charles Barkley called him the best hockey player in his family. The comment seemed to annoy Matthew’s father, Keith Tkachuk, who also had a successful NHL career. Matthew expressed gratitude for his father’s impact on his career and acknowledged the importance of his guidance and support.
When asked about the greatest skill in hockey, Tkachuk emphasized the importance of hockey feeling. He explains that knowing where to go on the ice and when to be there is important. As shown by his stellar performance throughout the knockout stages, Tkachuk’s intelligence was a decisive factor in his success.
Matthew Tkachuk revealed that he enjoyed the series between vegas golden knight and Dallas Stars to go far. He believes a longer series will allow the Panthers to take advantage of the rest and recuperation time, giving them an edge in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Reflecting on his own record, Matthew Tkachuk admitted he didn’t fully celebrate his overtime winner in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals before the Storm. Instead, he quickly left the ice, focusing on the next match and the task at hand.
Team TNT also broadcast a clip of Matthew Tkachuk and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in middle school PE at Chaminade College Preparatory School. Despite their past relationship, Tkachuk admitted that he supported the Miami Heat in this series. However, he expressed his wish to see both Jimmy the butler and Jayson Tatum “take the lead” and deliver impressive performances.
Tkachuk’s appearance on the pregnancy show ‘NBA on TNT’ gave basketball fans a glimpse into the world of hockey and the mindset of a rising star. His humility, dedication and knowledge of the game are evident throughout the interview. He has left viewers with a deeper appreciation of his skills and the sport of hockey.