NASHVILLE The segment stood out for its brutal honesty and laser-like focus on a single player.
During the second intermission of the Nashville Predators' 5-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal series a loss that put Nashville down 0-2 in the series -- NBC Sports Network analyst Keith Jones showed clip after clip of Preds wing Alex Radulov's play that was at various times careless, lazy and, well, here's how Jones described the play of the two-time KHL MVP.
"They must have not have as many cameras in the KHL as we have here in the NHL," Jones said. "Unbelievable lack of effort from Alex Radulov and lack of execution."
When Radulov, a first-round pick of the Preds in 2004, returned in March after four seasons in his native Russia, it was hailed as a major victory for the Preds. In playing the final nine games of the regular season, Radulov totaled three goals and four assists in nine games an excellent start.
In fact, in the P...