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FHN Podcast: Florida Panthers trade for Matthew Tkachuk



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Florida Panthers fans, your new favorite podcast is live.

Episode 1 of the Florida Hockey Now Podcast is live and, if I may say so myself, it is a good one.

I am joined by Steve Macfarlane of Calgary Hockey Now to discuss the recent blockbuster deal that sent Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and a lottery-protected 2025 first-round pick to the Calgary Flames for Matthew Tkachuk.

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Topics discussed include:

— How both teams fare after the trade was made.

— Huberdeau’s development as a physical player and how coach Darryl Sutter will aid in that.

— Will Huberdeau and Weegar sign in Calgary long-term?

— What Tkachuk brings to the Panthers

We are currently working on getting the audio up on all of your favorite platforms — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Podcasts — but the entire episode is also on our YouTube channel and can be accessed below.

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Weegar is an average top pairing D. He’s overhyped because he was a low round draft choice who made good. Overhyped to the extent that the Florida Panther Fan Base has started to disparage him but he is not a bad defenseman. He is prone to the big mistake which was evident in the Playoffs this year. He had a very bad 2022 Playoff season. I thought he was better the year before when Ekblad got hurt he assumed his role and performed like a top D. But overall, he is not that. Top-4 certainly and paired with another top… Read more »


Hags-Barkey-white. Tkachuk-Bennet-Rienheart. That’s my top six

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