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#1 CenterIce

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:13 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=524404

#2 AtomicPunk

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:16 PM

Sad news, but I guess time catches up to us all.
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#3 GMRwings1983

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:18 PM

Fatso should have never come back to St. Louis a few years ago during free agency.

I'm surprised he didn't try Cup chasing during his last few years like all other players do.

Did he ever even play in the Conference Finals?

Edited by GMRwings1983, 07 April 2010 - 08:18 PM.

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#4 AtomicPunk

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

I gotta admit, "Tkachunk" was one of the best nicknames of all time.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 08:33 PM

I gotta admit, "Tkachunk" was one of the best nicknames of all time.


"Fatchuk" was even better. :D
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#6 CenterIce

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:04 PM

His nickname was actually Walt, though.

#7 KrazyGangsta

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:56 PM

Good for him and the Blues, he doesn't bring anything to the team except for leadership.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:04 PM

meh...

Without a doubt a greatly talented player, but he always seemed to be a bit selfish and missing that special something.

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#9 Rivalred

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

Sad to see another one of these type of guys retire without winning a cup...
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#10 LeftWinger

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:17 PM

Well, so much for that off season wish....

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:31 AM

So, Hall of Famer or not? On the plus side, 525 career goals and two 50 goal seasons whilst playing in the dead puck era with 5 all-star appearances. On the minus, poor playoff record and no individual awards...
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:33 AM

So, Hall of Famer or not? On the plus side, 525 career goals and two 50 goal seasons whilst playing in the dead puck era with 5 all-star appearances. On the minus, poor playoff record and no individual awards...


Hard to say, good numbers but no individual or team accomplishments. Look at Adam Oates, 400+ more career points and more awards, the highest scoring player who is HHOF-eligible but not enshrined. By comparison, I'd say the Hall will likely not be in the card for Keith.

Fatso should have never come back to St. Louis a few years ago during free agency.

I'm surprised he didn't try Cup chasing during his last few years like all other players do.

Did he ever even play in the Conference Finals?

Answer: Yes, in 2001 with St. Louis, they lost 4-1 to Colorado, the year Bourque went cup-chasing.

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#13 Icemann778

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:26 AM

I'm surprised! but its good to know that


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:33 AM

meh...

Without a doubt a greatly talented player, but he always seemed to be a bit selfish and missing that special something.

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i dont know about that he could have went cup chasing like some of the other guys

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:54 AM

Don't really have any opinion on him other than the fact that me and my friends would always make fun of his name while playing NHL games.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:39 AM

he won't be in the hall of fame

good american player though

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:55 AM

TCK had so much potential.. but wasted it chasing contracts to teams that never mattered.....


Sad but true.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:47 AM

One of the last few remaining Jets.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:54 AM

I'll always remember Tkachuk as a Coyote, back when they had those hideous jerseys. Seamed like that guy would always burn us. I remember their top line was Tkachuk, Roenick and someone else. And they always played us really tough. He definitely had a great career. Too bad he had to finish it out with the crappy blues..

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:07 AM

meh...

Without a doubt a greatly talented player, but he always seemed to be a bit selfish and missing that special something.

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I'm glad he didn't get his name on the Cup...He was indeed a selfish jerk with the Jets/Coyotes; he became well known for re-negotiating his contract with a few years remaining.

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