Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:59 AM
It's all about context. Brunner's goal last night got a pretty emphatic uppercut. But the team was hot at the time, and Brunner had been rumored to be a potential scratch candidate, so I don't blame him for being excited about his 1st playoff goal.
Most of the big "controversial" celebrations never bother me. They show a clip of the goal and what comes after completely out of context. The Yakupov thing is the perfect example - they'll show that three years from now and people will be like "why was he celebrating like that for an early meaningless game on a team that missed the playoffs?" EDM had a goal taken away from them right before that and scored again with like 10 seconds, it was a great moment. Why not live it up.
The only thing you don't do is the Anisimov thing (rifle/bazooka) where it appears directed at the other team.
Huge. Anything seen as a threat beyond scoring more goals than the other team shouldn't be.
Taunting and things like that are poor sportsmanship, and I hope that the other team silences the celebration by going out and scoring an answering goal.
Threats, even though they're usually in jest, just have too true of a ring nowadays.
There's a difference between celebrating because you're happy that you did something good for your team and being an ass to your opponent.
Money on the board: Current total: $6
$1 for a goal by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. An additional $5 for a series-clinching goal scored by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. $5 if the other team fails to score against a current Wing goalie after whom I have named a hamster.
Hamsters I have had: (current Wings highlighted)
Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik
Niklas Matthew Daniel Robert
Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan
Andrew Patrick Ian Todd
Jordin Damien Gustav James