Ducks 3 – Blues 6: Goodbye, Big Guy

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In the end, the score didn’t really matter – just as long as the Blues won.  The only thing that mattered was a certain number 7.  He had a great game – and even picked up two assists.  There were tears, there were smiles – there were some terrific signs held up by fans: “Tkhanks Tkachuk”, “Thanks for the teeth, Big Walt”  and there were “Keith Tkachuk” chants throughout the game.

What do you say about Tkachuk?  The stats speak for themselves:  19 years in the NHL with over 1202 games, 538 goals, 527 assists and 2219 penalty minutes.  There’s more to it than that though: his love for the game, city and the Blues shines through, he’s generous to a fault and has helped the younger players enormously.    However, if you want to get an idea of what Walt means to the fans…then you shouldn’t be reading this.  You should watch this instead – highlights of the post-game Ceremony:

Tkachuk will not play in tonight’s final game in Nashville.  Fittingly, his last game as a Blue was in St Louis.  After the cut…a few more photos from last night.

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One Response to Ducks 3 – Blues 6: Goodbye, Big Guy

  1. Julie says:

    😦 It’s going to be so weird next season without him.

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