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Brady Tkachuk is Fed up and a change of scenery could be a possibility

Published April 19, 2024 at 9:47 PM

Since his arrival in the NHL, Brady Tkachuk has played 440 games in the NHL.

However, he has never experienced playing a playoff game in Ottawa.

When asked about this during the team's review, the captain did not hide his disappointment and, above all, his frustration.

«I just finished my sixth year and I have absolutely accomplished nothing. I haven't had the chance to play important playoff games, as I had imagined.»

«It's frustrating and difficult. I'm not going to lie: I had high expectations at the start of the season. They were not met and it's very disappointing.» - Brady Tkachuk

Let's face it, the Sens' season was once again a disaster. With a record of 37-41-4, they finished seventh in the Atlantic Division, just two points ahead of the Canadiens. The season went so poorly that not only did the GM taste a firing, but so did the coach.

Brady Tkachuk is fed up with losing with the Senators

The now 24-year-old American admits it himself, even on an individual level, the season was very difficult. Although he scored two more goals than last season (37), he ended up with nine fewer points than last year (74 in 81 games). He particularly found it difficult, at times, to go to the arena and admitted that the 2023-2024 season was the most mentally challenging he has ever had.

«This is the toughest season I've experienced mentally. We play a sport, but there's so much pride involved. The fact that it didn't go well for our team was very difficult for me mentally. There were really unpleasant days. Usually, it's always enjoyable to come to the arena. That wasn't always the case this year.» - Brady Tkachuk

Adding no relief to the pressure, Tkachuk was also, during this campaign, mentioned numerous times in trade rumors. Last February, former NHL player Ryan Whitney mentioned that a major trade was being prepared involving the Sens captain.

Tkachuk will have a chance to somewhat recover and rebuild his confidence as he will participate with the US national team in the upcoming World Hockey Championship to be held in Czechia. He will be accompanied by his teammates Shane Pinto and Jake Sanderson, and they will all try to win the top honors of the tournament.

Will Brady Tkachuk follow in his brother Matthew's footsteps and force a trade? Could this become a golden opportunity for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?

A file to keep an eye on over the coming months but also over the coming years.

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Brady Tkachuk is Fed up and a change of scenery could be a possibility

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