I have absolutely no problem with Yakupov's celebration. It's not about disrespect when they do that. He was excited. The only one I think might have been over the top in recent memory is Ovechkin's stick on fire. It was creative and funny, but I could see how people would see disrespect in that.
To be honest, guys who show they're excited and celebrate bring attention to the league and if we're all honest, the league needs as much attention as it can get that's positive in the minds of the sports fan that doesn't see much hockey. His celebration probably made it to ESPN, which is a huge boon for the sport. And when people get interested in it and watch more games, that's only good for the money side of the league. Which, if we remember, we were in a lockout and my hope is that good money (even though I thought it was there before this most recent lockout) could hopefully prevent one in 8 years if we have guys who draw casual and the uninitiated fans.
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