Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/22/11

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Keith Tkachuk #7 of the St. Louis Blues stretches prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Longtime equipment manager Stan Wilson was standing across the hallway from the Coyotes old locker room at the Alltel Ice Den when the media surrounded captain Keith Tkachuk just inside the doorway. Reporters were there to gauge Tkachuks reaction to a story that painted him as a prima donna. Tkachuk knew why they were there. So did Wilson. Before the first question was lobbed, Tkachuk raised his hand as if to say, "Hang on a minute. He leaned around the corner, spotted Wilson and screamed, "Hey, Stan, get me a (expletive) Diet Coke!" Instead of defending himself, he threw gas on the fire, said Wilson, who could barely contain his laughter. That was the last thing hed ever do to me in real life. He was just goofing around, playing with the media, as if to say, 'If they wrote it, it must be true. The moment was vintage Tkachuk. Big, brash, confident, surly and supremely gifted, the Coyotes all-time greatest power forward had a reputation he loved to reinforce. Some of it was well-...
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