The suggestion that Brady Tkachuk's public display of fandom is an issue is asinine. If anything, it shows how important winning is to the Tkachuks.
JUSTIN CUTHBERT: A couple other things from the series, both involving Tkachuks. First off, Brady Tkachuk, in the building at Scotiabank Saddledome, beers in both of his back pockets, and, of course, one in hand as well. He's enjoying Matthew Tkachuk's run in the playoffs. And I think it's awesome. He's doing it with his family. Why wouldn't he enjoy this? And I simply won't be taking other opinions on whether or not this is a good or bad thing, if you're a fan of the Ottawa Senators.
To think that a captain of another franchise shouldn't act this way is kind of silly. And any NHL sibling with any sort of relationship with their NHL sibling cheers for that sibling, whether it's in the public eye or not. I'd argue this is actually further example of Brady wanting it, and what it means to be a captain. Because if he cares so much about his brother's success, surely he's passionate as well about what he's doing in Ottawa.
And again, anyone with two Bud Lights in the back pockets is an upstanding individual to me.