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Jonathan Huberdeau Makes a Huge Revelation after Horrible First Season in Calgary

Published August 6, 2023 at 9:14
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Huberdeau's Struggles

Last July, there was a big shake-up in the NHL when the Florida Panthers traded Jonathan Huberdeau and defenseman MacKenzie Weegar to the Calgary Flames in exchange for forward Matthew Tkachuk. The Flames quickly gave Huberdeau an eight-year contract extension worth $84 million.

However, Huberdeau's first year with the Flames didn't go as well as he had hoped. He had a significant drop in points, the largest in the NHL in almost two decades. He also had conflicts with the Flames' coach, Darryl Sutter, which led to Sutter being fired.

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Huberdeau Opens Up



Huberdeau opened up about his challenging year and how he sought help from a sports psychologist to regain his confidence and mindset. He focused on getting back to basics and trusting in himself to bounce back from the tough season.

He also acknowledged the success of his former team, the Florida Panthers, who made it to the Stanley Cup Final with Tkachuk's impressive performances. Huberdeau was happy for his old team despite the mixed feelings of seeing them succeed while he struggled with the Flames. He emphasized that any team in today's NHL has a chance to dream big and aim for the Stanley Cup.

«I think, get back to the basics. That's what I wanted do. I talked to a psychologist and get back to where you're confident and you have the right mindset. I think I got away from that. Just trust yourself and never doubt yourself. That's what I learned a lot this summer.

Obviously, I'd never had that type of season. It was going well the past four years before that year that just happened. Just reset everything and come back to the basics. Small victories in your life that are going to give you that confidence back. This summer, that's what I did.»

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