How can anyone have a problem with this? The guy plays with energy and excitement and was ecstatic he scored to tied the game they would have lost with 4 seconds left. From a Wings perspective, when was the last time we saw a guy this happy he scored? Maybe if Franzen was this excited every time he scored i would respect him more lol. In all seriousness though, it was a big goal that required some skill with practically no time left. I'd be more upset if he brushed it off as no big deal and went straight to the bench.
This is a TEAM game and he completely ignored his other teammates yet skated as far away as possible from them, just to do an over the top "slide". I have no problem with guys having fun outthere and enjoying their time on the ice but one should never forget, that this is a teamgame not a one man show. The Kings players already commented on that and they aren't happy to say at least.
There is an unwritten code to not taunt the either team when you score and I think all over the top celebrations can do that. Kane scored the Stanley Cup winning goal of course all bets were off thats something I can understand more easily, but if you are a new guy you should obey the code even more if you don't want to have a target on your back. I can think of better ways to start an NHL career instead of having the whole Kings roster and especially Westgarth or Stoll pissed at me.
This is nothing against Yakupov amazing talent and hopefully he will learn how to celebrate.
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