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Men behaving badly: Alexander Radulov vs. hockey coach

February 1, 2012 | 10:50 am


What in the name of Viktor Tikhonov is going on over in the KHL?

It used to be that Russian hockey coaches were not only respected but feared and dreaded.

Those days, apparently, seem long gone. The evidence: The video of Alexander Radulov's stick making contact with his coach on the bench. It is a short clip, which was circulating Wednesday, and concludes with Radulov raising his left hand in an apologetic gesture.

Oh, sorry. 

Radulov has been playing for Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the KHL. He scored 44 goals in 145 NHL games, all with Nashville, and the thought was that he could be returning to the Predators next season. 

Well, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan can pick him up at the airport.


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