Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:43 pm
By: Adam Gretz
Last week we passed along the bizarre video of Alex Radulov, currently the leading scorer in the KHL, hitting his coach in the face with his stick while sitting on the bench. It didn't take long for the star forward to find himself on the other side of a stick to the face, losing three of his teeth on Sunday when he was hit by the stick of Mikhail Churlyayev as he followed through on his clearing attempt behind the net.
Warning: There is some blood. A lot of blood, actually.
Karma? Bad luck? All of the above?
Churlyayev actually received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for high-sticking, but his team ended up winning the game 6-2.
(H/T Dmitry Chesnokov, via Puck Daddy)
Previously at Eye On Hockey
Video: Radulov smacks his own coach with stick
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Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:31 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 3:41 pm
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.
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?