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#61 Dabura

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

It was bush league. Everyone knows it. He will have to answer for it sooner or later.

 

It was honest.

 

You're a young star. Loads of pressure on you to perform and sell the sport and breathe new life into the Oilers franchise etc. And you score that goal. You're probably gonna lose yourself for a few seconds.

 

We watch hockey for the entertainment, the drama. The escape. The excitement. The rush.

 

That's what this is. And that's why it is, IMHO, fine.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

If one young player does that every once in a while, totally fine.  

 

I'd only be concerned if more and more players started skating away from their teammates to draw attention to themselves in celebration.  

 

Hockey is already getting like soccer with all the diving.  



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

I really don't like it. I saw it live and thought for sure the Kings were going to go after him in OT. I understand that's a major goal but there's a code that you act by.

I would go after the Kings for going after him, there's a code I act by.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

Showboating is lame. Theres one time in hockey where its cool to showboat. When #19 is holding the cup up in the air after sweeping the Flyers!!! Thats a good time to show everyone youre happy with yourself.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Meh. People are getting too worked up over this. It's not like the Icky Shuffle or pulling a cell phone out of his uniform. It seemed a spontaneous display of emotion from a young, excited kid.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Showboating is lame.

 

Showboating? Is it not possible that he was just genuinely thrilled and lost himself for a moment? And is that really such a crime?

 

This isn't Wimbledon, guys. It's hockey. Wherein fighting is applauded and bone-crushing hits are delivered on a regular basis and players are boo'd because they signed with one team over another and octopi and catfish and rubber rats are thrown on the ice surface by fans. And we're wagging our fingers at this of all things? A great young player scoring a big clutch goal in dramatic fashion and sliding down the ice in celebration? Really? Honestly? Seriously?


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

When Datsyuk scored late to win a game, not just tie it, he celebrated like this.  Yakupov is a showboat, plain and simple.  And as I've said already, I don't like it, I wouldn't do it, and I wouldn't teach it to kids. 


Edited by kipwinger, 26 January 2013 - 05:18 PM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

WAIT. Datsyuk is modest and humble?!?!


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Yep he is, and while I'm sure he was "genuinely thrilled" at scoring a late game winning goal, he somehow managed to not "lose himself" and make his teammates and opponents look and feel like total assholes. 

 

He celebrated with him team, who surprisingly enough, actually put in some work of their own to help him make the play.  Yakupov must have been temporarily unaware that in order to score a rebound goal like that, at least one of your teammates needed to be doing something right too, but then again he "lost himself for a moment", so it's cool.


Edited by kipwinger, 26 January 2013 - 05:44 PM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

He bunted a goal in as have 1000's of hockey players. He tied the game up, as have 1000's of hockey players. He acted like he just found a cure for cancer, and only 2 or 3 players have acted like that. And people generally dont like those types of guys. He should have jumped into the boards and then celebrated with his teammates. Lambeau leaps = cool. Running from the endzone to the other 25 yard line by yourself and doing a faceplant = lame.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

CBC's Coach's Corner.

 

From Toronto Star:

 

“If anytime you want to make our highlights at the start (of the show) just act like an idiot like this, you’ll get in our highlights,” said Cherry, as a clip of Yakupov’s celebration played. 

 

“Here’s the MVP of the National Hockey League, here’s the best goaltender in the world, he’s embarrassed him, laying there like that,” said Cherry. “I’m telling you they — L.A. — is going to remember this. They will remember this to the dying day.

“You don’t do stuff like that.”

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

I think Yakupov will have to answer for it eventually.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Everyone complaining about a damn goal celebration are drama queens, just like Don Cherry. If you want story lines over the actual sport, go watch wrestling.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Everyone complaining about a damn goal celebration are drama queens, just like Don Cherry. If you want story lines over the actual sport, go watch wrestling.

 

So I guess Stoll and Westgarth + all other Kings are Drama Queens?


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

Everyone complaining about a damn goal celebration are drama queens, just like Don Cherry. If you want story lines over the actual sport, go watch wrestling.

 

Don Cherry is a patriotic f*head. If it was Nugent Hopkins or Eberle doing the celebration he wouldn't have a god damn problem with it. He's and Hughson are the reasons I don't tune in to CBC Hockey.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

Oh geez, what's the big deal? It was a huge goal, he's a kid and he was excited.

 

Nothing wrong with it IMO, as long as he doesn't do this every time he scores then why complain about it?


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Loved it.  The 18 yo kid is playing in a market that is starved for excitement, he scored a big goal vs. the Stanley Cup champs after the refs f*cked them all game.  Nothing wrong with it at all.  The fans went NUTS when they saw it.

 

It was raw emotion, it wasn't a preconceived dolphin dive or a toss of the glove in the air while shooting it ala Selanne.  If everyone acted like Datsyuk (he is 35 btw) after scoring a goal, this would be the most boring league in the world. Silly comparison.    


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Loved it.  The 18 yo kid is playing in a market that is starved for excitement, he scored a big goal vs. the Stanley Cup champs after the refs f*cked them all game.  Nothing wrong with it at all.  The fans went NUTS when they saw it.

 

It was raw emotion, it wasn't a preconceived dolphin dive or a toss of the glove in the air while shooting it ala Selanne.  If everyone acted like Datsyuk (he is 35 btw) after scoring a goal, this would be the most boring league in the world. Silly comparison.    

 

Here I thought it was key goals, hits, and saves that made the game exciting, not the obnoxious celebrations afterward.  Maybe that's why the world goes so nuts for European soccer, lots of showmanship over there. 

 

Datsyuk's been lighting the lap here in Detroit since 2002, with no dancing afterward.  Has it seemed boring to you?


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

 
Here I thought it was key goals, hits, and saves that made the game exciting, not the obnoxious celebrations afterward.  Maybe that's why the world goes so nuts for European soccer, lots of showmanship over there. 
 
Datsyuk's been lighting the lap here in Detroit since 2002, with no dancing afterward.  Has it seemed boring to you?


Exactly. That goal he scored the other night to tie it in Columbus- he knew it was all Kronwall so he just smirked at his tap in and patted Krons on the head. Yskupov would have gone for a broomstick ride.





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