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Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:31 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 3:41 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Remember Alex Radulov, the Russian forward who was drafted by and played two seasons for the Nashville Predators, including his sophomore campaign when he scored 26 goals and had 32 assists for the Preds back in 2007-08?

In case you were wondering, he's been plying his trade back in the KHL since then, and doing it very well. Last season he had 80 points in 54 games for his Salavat Yulayev Ufa team.

So you would think he has some pretty good handling, right? I mean a guy who 60 assists in 54 games must be good with the stick.

Ummm ...

What was that all about? Apparently angry, it sure seemed as though Radulov checked his back before doing anything then unleashing a whip backward and slashing one of his team's coaches in the process.

I'm just having a little fun here, it seems (relatively) clear that it was an accident when he hit the coach, signified by his quick apologetic wave and reciprocation from the coach. But what exactly was the intent?

Reminds me a bit of the friendly fire from a couple of seasons ago when Keith Ballard took a swing at his own goal post and knocking his goalie Tomas Vokoun upside the head at the same time.

H/t to Pavel Lysenkov

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Comments

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

sounds like a couple of vaginas are hyper sensitive and are looking for things to cry about. no one said anywhere that Radulov deserved to die.

It's exactly what you implied.  And if you won't admit that the only hyper sensitive vagina is you.

But what else can we expect anyway? You're a Bruins fan, right?  One cup win in almost a half a century and you're online all cocky and wishing death on others.

Amazing what one good playoff season with a hot goalie does to people. 



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 9:01 am
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

Pretty classless Matty.  I met Brad McCrimmon once.  Great guy. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 8:03 am
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

Sounds like someone needs to check their sarcasm at the door.
sounds like a couple of vaginas are hyper sensitive and are looking for things to cry about. no one said anywhere that Radulov deserved to die.



Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

so smacking a coach in the face w/ your stick doesnt warrant a comment but someone else's comment of 'he can keep taking those Russian flights' does?  hmmmm

As if these two occurences even compare to one another.  In one, a guy's cheek got grazed by a frustrated hockey player, who immediately apologized for his actions; in the other, an entire team died.  But yeah, they basically go hand-in-hand: hit your coach in the face by accident and you deserve to die.

Not to mention the fact that you are making light of a situation in which, and I might have mentioned this already, an ENTIRE HOCKEY TEAM DIED!  Sounds like someone needs to check their sarcasm at the door.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

so smacking a coach in the face w/ your stick doesnt warrant a comment but someone else's comment of 'he can keep taking those Russian flights' does?  hmmmm. 



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:37 pm
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

that was low man, a lot of good solid guys and hockey players on that flight.
exteme thoughtlessness, way under the belt. grow up buddy
 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 10:33 am
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

what a class act, let him keep taking those Russian flights.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 12:33 am
 

Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick

WOW.  Gotta wonder what would happen to a player that did that in the NHL?  


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