Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) during game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.
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Fantasy Hockey

Fantasy Focus: Turnaround Options

Every year, players start hot or cold, and then cool off or heat up as the campaign wears on; last season saw Patrik Laine get off to a slow start, and then get injured, before posting 20 goals and 48 points in his final 47 games. Let’s go through some players off to slow starts in 2023-24 that are showing signs of improvement. 

Matthew Tkachuk

Perhaps the most notable slow start has come from the elder Tkachuk brother as he’s posted just four goals and 19 points in 24 games. There are two clear signs of a turnaround, though. 

First, Matthew Tkachuk is landing nearly four shots per game. His expected goals at 5-on-5 are down from his last two seasons, but he has yet to score on the power play. Of the 12 forwards landing at least 18 shots per 60 minutes with the man advantage, Tkachuk is the o

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