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NHL: "I have to be better and that's what I'm going to do," says Jonathan Huberdeau

NHL: “I have to be better and that’s what I’m going to do,” says Jonathan Huberdeau

Jonathan Huberdeau knows his Calgary Flames debut didn’t live up to expectations. The striker promised to recover after a slow start with his new squad on Wednesday.

Huberdeau earned one goal and five points in his first eight games for The Flames in July in a huge deal with the Panthers for Matthew Tkachuk.

“I still have a lot of work to do,” Huberdeau was quoted by the Calgary Sun as saying. Obviously, it wasn’t easy for me at the beginning of the year. I’m much better than I am now. »

“Obviously I don’t create anything on the ice, so I should start doing that. That’s why they brought me here. I’m an attacking guy and I have to play in their area. I think I chase the disc a lot and I’m guilty of the turnovers.”

“I think it’s an adjustment, but I have to be better and that’s what I’m going to do.”

After a slow start on the streak of Elias Lindholm and Tyler Toffoli, Flames put the talented winger together with Nazim Kadri and Andrew Mangyapan in Tuesday’s loss to the Seattle Kraken.

Huberdeau finished last season with 30 goals and 115 points. His 85 passes were high in the NHL. After a trade that sent him from Panthers to the Flames, he signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension in August that begins next season.

The Flames (5-3) host the Nashville Predators (3-6-1) Thursday night.