Found February 01, 2012 on Diehardsport:

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Alexander Radulov previously played in the NHL for the Nashville Predators, but now the 25-year-old is skating for KHL squad, Salavat Yulaev Ufa. Radulov is doing quite well playing in the KHL. He is the reigning MVP and won the Gagarin Cup last year. However, off the ice, he’s made news for all the wrong reasons, including his conflict with the team’s head coach, Segei Mikhalev, tweeting that the “coach is getting on my nerves, and I am asking for a trade.”

Radulov is back in the news for all the wrong reasons after this backhanding slash to the team’s goaltending coach, Ilari Nackel. According to RAI Novosti article, Radulov will be getting some time off for the team’s upcoming Euro Hockey Tour in Sweden. The reason given for the time off, according to the report: “Radulov has played in 42 of Salavat Yulaev’s 46 games so far this season, including seven times in the last two weeks.” This situation is too bizarre to completely understand, but what appears to be Radulov intentionally smacking his coach with his stick must have factored into the decision to keep him from traveling with the team.


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  • If that punk had done that to me his hocky stick would prevent him from ever having any kids. Idiot punk!!!
  • This guy just will not catch on frist the down grade from NHL then when he starts to show some light he does this,dump him and a year on the streets and he will beg to play street hockey!

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