We’re all adults here. Right?
Well, I mean, I’m not. I mean, I am, but I’m really not. Does that clear things up? Good.
If you missed the last couple of days, Nail Yakupov scored a pretty big goal against the Kings. Then, he celebrated like a nineteen year old rookie who just tied the game up with less than five seconds after getting a goal pulled off the board a minute earlier would.
Apparently, some people have a problem with this.
I admit, I was waiting for the first person in Edmonton media to tut-tut the situation. And if you want to raise your opinion about how Yakupov “skated through his teammates” after the goal, or “acted unprofessionally” after the goal, you can go right ahead. I think you’re dead wrong, but you’ve got the bandwidth, so make it happen.
The Oilers are taking on Calgary tonight at the Saddledome, and in an effort to ramp up those old time feelings, Calgary released a nugget of pure happiness on their website called “goal celebrations”. Everybody’s got to get their audio, I get it. And I get it, Calgary. You don’t like the Oilers, and vice-versa.
But come on, Flames. This is pathetic. Even for you.
Let’s go ask Dennis Wideman and Cory Sarich what they think about the Edmonton rookie’s goal celebration. You see what everyone in that dressing room is waiting for, and that’s for a player to trot out the “this is outrageous” line. Fortunately, common sense ruled the interview and it never came. Applause to Cory Sarich who basically says that if you keep the puck out of your net, you won’t have to worry about what kind of celebration ensues.
Go blow it out your ear, Calgary. I expect a little better from you. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t.
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