Yeah it wasn't the most clean play but I love how he does this and everyone thinks he'll become the dirtiest player ever.
so much bitches in the comment section. grow some balls
that's my type of player! let's go
god bless matthew tkachuk
beautiful play . hahahaha
LMAO he deserved it Drew is such a dirty player
Anyone defending Tkachuk is A. a homer B. related to him C. still thinks the league needs more players like Rafi Torres
Matthew Tkachuk FTW
haha Rookie Keith Tkachuk 2.0 is awesome.
God damnit Tkachuk needs to chill
he better get suspended 1-2 games...otherwise some goons on other teams are going to fawk him up
He's already finished his suspension stupid
this was just one play that happened on drew doughty that happened to get caught. I can guarantee that if Tkachuk hit a no-name player he would never have been in as much bullshit for it. guaranteed
Tkachuk is one of the best players on the flames. He has had his fair share of cheap shots against himself from other players that have injured him way passed the point of doughty. p.s. Doughty is not exactly a clean player when you get right down to it.
go after all the little scrawny wimp players in the league please, they all need there bells rung and crunched to scare them back to the minors, I liked Sean Avery's list, one by one crunch them all, watch them cry their way off the ice
the league and it's players have gone soft, it's a penalty not a suspension smh and doughty is a somewhat tough guy so get your ass up and quit bitching, I've had worse hits on me in minor leagues that didn't even end up in pensltys because I got back up quick and continued playing, such whinny bitches and is why I don't watch the NHL anymore
Why is there only one flame coming to help Matthew against four kings where's the other flames
Landon Lawrence the flames know tkachuk is a fuckhead
I was at that game!
My thoughts on this: Tkachuk knew Doughty was there. They had been playing physically against each other all night. Tkachuk had his back turned, and was expecting Doughty to play the body. Instead, Doughty cut further to his left to play the puck as it was going slower than expected, and was thus going in a different direction than when Tkachuk last saw him. Tkachuk wanted to make a hard physical play to keep position, but instead of where he expected Doughty's hip/hands would be, there was nothing there and momentum carried it up into Doughty's face. It was intended to be a hard play, but I don't think it was one intended to be as vicious as it ended up being. Tkachuk is young and plays hard, and as he gets stronger, older, and wiser he will rely on these kinds of tactics less and less. Also keep in mind that he's 19 years old, playing against some of the world's most highly tuned athletes, some nearly twice his age, and also that sometimes kids do stupid things.
ref is blind
Pearson gave Tkachuk some karma there
I guess Tkachuk didn't think he deserved the Norris either, go figure.
That was dirty af, 2 game suspension wasn't enough for that...
pavel bure would be proud
Hahaha, nice job kid!!
Doughty deserved it anyways. Kings are a fairly dirty team. Dustin Brown being a prime example. Doughty not a stranger to throwing dirty hits.
How the hell did the ref miss that, he was standing right next to it?
lol he did that with his mouthpiece hanging out his mouth... somebody should do the same thing to him and make him swallow half his teeth.
Wow! He definitely should have been suspended longer for that dirty move. Completely unnecessary and stupid.
doughty is a douchebag but Tkachuk shouldn't have done that.
Good move tkachuck!!!!!
Doughty not mouthing off after that
i hate tkachuk. and i hope the flames bust out first round of playoffs ill be cheering against them in Airdrie!!
not even dirty last angle proves he just put his arm up to guard and doughty runs into him and sells it
Embellishment x100 for Doughty maybe he should shut his trap once in a while
Clean. What is this, the NBA?
I love you, Matty, but that was not cool.
Looked to me he was trying to turn his body in doughty but was too far away and elbow came up.
what a player Gotta love a young kid not afraid to play dirty 😂
Like Father like son lol
everyone should stop talking about how Tkachuk is such a " dirty player" when he never does anything that bad
There is a whole lot of whining going on about how dirty it was,and it definitely was, but every single team in the NHL would gladly welcome Tkachuk with open arms . Even Conner McPiggy and the Edmonton Oinkers Doughty was up and fine for his next shift.
I was shocked at the elbow and then laughing over whoever took him down on the wall.
What about Tkachuk getting double teamed on the boards after the whistle? no call on those either
I do see how cocky he is and no I dont think the elbow was ok. There was a reply to me that I was going to respond to but it isnt here anymore. Do you know what envious means? In the reply that doesnt appear to be here anymore tells me you dont. And I can probably speak for alot of Flames fans when I say the elbow was intentional and he shouldnt have done it but the league got him and Kings fans and Kings players cant seem to move on. Your just salty and if Tkachuk was on LA you would be on his side.
skate smokesurf I have 1st tier tickets to playoffs so now I guess I'm done
+skate smokesurf dude you gotta relax. Listen to what people say and don't just go off the handle about random bullshit. There are lots of players who chew on their guards... Why is tkachuk the only one you attack? I honestly am starting to think you are envious of the flames and act like you hate him to be different
skate smokesurf I'm saying that he isn't expected to lead the team but he does and he is one of the toughest players at such a young age and people don't realize how young he is by how he plays by how confident and tough he plays but whatever
skate smokesurf ya but you know what how old is he? oh ya he is a rookie. What more can you expect from him other than to show up and hit
Dirty as player should get suspensend for at least 6 games. Kid needs to watch it before someone puts him out of his place.
David McCalla If you watch closely it looks more like Tkachuk was turning his body to protect his body position and ended up elbowing him by accident, not deserving of a 6 game suspension at all.
Anybody else see Craig Button say that he doesn't think this was an elbow to the face? lmfao!
Damn tkachuk is such a mystery to me 1 moment he's making beautiful plays and the next he's elbowing star players man...
TheGamingGriffin Look up video on Keith Tkachuk, your mystery will be solved!
And the dumbfuck ref misses it ofc. Worst reffed year in the NHL ever.
he a good player but that was dirty, also why wear a mouth guard if your not gonna keep it in your mouth?
Cause it looks bad ass
Doughty is starting to embellish like Subban now. Yes it was and elbow and probably hurt but damn he sold that even threw his stick.
agreed he fell to the ground holding his face like a child looking to get his sibling in trouble
Josh Vienneau if you look at the video he doesn't throw it he releases it
this kid is so dirty
"Blatant elbow in the face". Cmon. Penalty. Yes. Shoulder hits the chin. Doughty threw his head back like he's been shot. The title of this video is silly.
Mark Bryson that's a joke right? Please get some glasses better yet lets someone 'shoulder' your unsuspecting chin and see how well you don't throw your head back
that was not dirty. clean hit with the elbow.
This is what happens when fighting is taken out of the game, players think they can do this with no real retaliation and they're right.
this kid should try to do that to a defencement like weber lol he would find his man !
Downvoted video. Reason: elbow hit the chest/ribs, not the face. The left shoulderpad of Matt Tkachuk hits Drew Doughty's jaw.
Tkachuk was looking at the ref the whole time he knew he wasn't getting caught on the ice
God I love that kid!
It was an elbow, no doubt. Tkachuk is the kind who you just hate to play against and always plays on the very edge. Just like Chris Pronger.
it was a clean hit, heads up son
cant believe 2 people fell for your terrible troll attempt
Johnny Dong It was not...
Johnny Dong no
The league shouldn't have to handle this issue. The LA Kings will handle it. That being said, I'd take tkachuk on my team any day
The kid has some amazing skill to his game, and I love the physical aspect of his game too. Hopefully as time goes by he is able to play a skilled/pest game with less events like that. Also, for those calling him the next Marchand....lol...I'd love to see Tkachuk in the top 5 of league scoring. lol
GaudreauMonahan not at all.
So you doubt his abilities?
Clearly shoulder to the face. Where is this magical and elusive elbow? Doughty wasn't paying attention and ran into a wall.
Tkachuk is so talented. I hope he drops this tough guy act before he becomes the next Marchand.
Something something apples not falling for from trees
kid deserves to have his knee blown out. where's matt cooke when you need him?
Tkachuk is a garbage player.
doughty is a puss 👋🏼
says the ovechkin fan hahahahahahahahahahaha
As a Flames fan, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't know though, that looked pretty blatant.
Hate both the Kings and the Flames. I'm just here to be entertained.#LETSGOBLUES
I don't think he actually aimed for Doughty's face, it's just the way it happened. Im an Oilers fan, so Tkachuk can suck a fat one, but I honestly don't think the hit to the face was intentional
Matthew Tkachuk is my hero for this
Still gotta give credit where credits due. Having a great rookie year.
I smell a 2 game suspension, especially because there was no call on the play.
At least he'll fit in with the flames.
I hope this rat gets destroyed
talk.about hit and then run
As a Canucks fan, it pains me to know we passed this kid up
Juolevi is killing it in the OHL and can be a top 2 defenseman (which are harder to get and we need more). I wouldn't say this yet.
Like father, like son. Such a dirty play. What an ass move...
lmao watch Calgary miss the playoffs somehow
I always love seeing teammates get actual retribution instead of a shoving match. Good on ya, Pearson.
That'll shut doughty up from chirping for a while...
I was pissed when Nucks didn't take him, but I happy now
He better get 2 to 5 games.
I hope this kid gets a good old fashion ass kicking. He needs it.
I'm happy that most of my fellow Flames fans are not condoning this. He's too good a player to play like this. A suspension could do him some good, even if the team suffers.
Ehhh, I love Chucky but he's gotta be careful of going down a bad path. There is being a pest and goon, and then there is being dirty. Skate the line properly, my friend. Don't make us Flames fan not like what you're doing out there, cause you're having an amazing rookie season. Doughty definitely did sell that, but Tkachuk shouldn't have done it in the first place. 2 game suspension wouldn't surprise me.
Enjoy your first suspension
Haha Pearson got in a good elbow
kleen hit. 41 games for embellishment. laine is better.