Originally Posted by Fast Tony DeNiro
Do people that rail against excessive celebrating ACTUALLY care? Or do you guys just say it because some old school sense of nobility says you should care? Hockey is a game, it should be fun shouldn't it? When things get purposely disrespectful, ya that's an issue. But when someone is really excited, sometimes they get carried away with their celebration.
As to the Yakupov thing specifically, I will bet you eleventy billion galactic credits that "ya, **** LA! I'm gonna go rub it in their faces!" never crossed his mind. He's a young guy who scored a tying goal with like 1 second left against the reigning Cup champs, I'd be pretty damn pumped too.
This Subban/Price thing is just stupid. It's not even a big enough deal to get worked up over. Sure it's dumb they can't high five each other, but it really doesn't matter.
Doesn't matter what we think, the other teams care. LA will be headhunting Yakupov next game, guaranteed. Classless even if he wasn't thinking of disrespecting the Kings. The guy's a goof (in a bad way).