Dec 9, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Instigator |Episode 4

Tkachuk: The NHL’s New Pest

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Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been driving opponents crazy since he broke into the league last year. He has also drawn attention of the NHL as of late picking up two suspensions. Are his suspensions warranted with guys like Brad Marchand hurting players and receiving no suspension? Is Tkachuk being unfairly targeted?


Brad Burud the owner/editor of the Inside Edge Hockey News. I am a huge fan of hockey, from youth hockey, to junior hockey, and of course professional hockey. I have played, coached, worked as statistician, and watched hockey all of my life. Hockey is not just a game, it is a lifestyle and family. The game of hockey is great! It can bring you nights of great enjoyment. It also brings nights where you feel like your team will never win. I am proud to be a journalist for the greatest game in the world. I have a degree in Business Administration, Psychology from Minot State University. I also have a Hockey General Manager and Scouting, and Sports Communications/Journalism degree from Sports Management Worldwide. I am also a member of the Sports Executives Association. Most of all I am a fan. Hockey is a huge part of my life and my families life.

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