Flames fan starts GoFundMe to put Tkachuk billboards in Edmonton

Mark Spector joined Ken Reid to discuss the two-game suspension handed down to Zack Kassian of the Edmonton Oilers and much more.

It would be a troll job for the ages.

One Flames fan appears to have raised enough money through a GoFundMe page to put billboards in Edmonton of Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk after an incident on Saturday between him and Oilers forward Zack Kassian.

“After the recent events that took place during the Flames/Oilers game on January 11th, we have decided that Edmonton deserves to see much more of Matthew Tkachuk,” organizer Mohamed Elsaghir said on the GoFundMe page.

Tkachuk laid a few big hits on Kassian during the game and, late in the second period, the Oilers forward started throwing punches after one of the hits as Tkachuk threw his hands up trying to defend himself.

It led to a two-game suspension for Kassian on Monday from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

The duo also traded shots at each other post-game in what re-ignited a rivalry between the provincial opponents.

Over $2,600 was raised as of late Monday night with the monetary goal of the fundraiser set at $2,500 (the goal was originally set at $20,000).

When the target amount was raised, Elsaghir provided this update: “Goal has been reached. We will be contacting the Calgary Flames to get the approval before anything else happens.”

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