As Barkov’s new eight- time,$ 80 million deal kicks in this season so does the eight- time,$ 76 million contract Tkachuk agreed to with the cougars when the deal was perfected

Although a good number of Florida suckers are bummed about losing Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar in the trade

as general director Bill Zito has said hundreds of times since wharf then in 2020, he's willing to ameliorate the cougars anyway he can

Now that Matthew Tkachuk has eventually landed at his new home, can we all just move on from this fairytale that the Nashville Bloodsuckers were going to acquire him?

Look, I ’ll admit that I too was starting to drink the kool- assistant and suppose the Bloodsuckers might actually land the 100- plus point scoring stranding ball that's Tkachuk

still, in the end the price label ended up being enormous and too rich for my blood

also, Tkachuk as a RFA entered a contract extension from Florida to the tune of eight times,$9.5 M AAV

Yeah, he’s good, but that length scares the heck out of me for nearly every player on the earth, with the exception of Connor McDavid and a many other generational bents

It’s been a horrendous offseason for the Calgary dears after Johnny Gaudreau bolted for the Columbus Blue Jackets of all brigades

They've to be happy to get this economic return for Tkachuk

The verity was no bone really knew except Tkachuk himself

It was hectically amusing to watch unfold in an NHL offseason that has been full of drama