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Enigmatic Yakupov and The Bounce Back
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07-24-2014, 09:45 PM
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how is he mysterious? this is simpleton Alberta talk. He has shown to have an infectious personality and in the past (aside from Belanger the bum), at the junior and NHL levels his teammates have had nothing but positive things to say about him. He's a muslim and doesn't like to party like some of these good ol' Canadian boys. That is the only "mysterious" thing about him, that he comes from a different culture, when in reality he's exactly the same as all of us, except comes from a place where traditions, values and cultural norms may be a bit different. He still smiles, laughs, is intense and loves the game all the same. He's not a comic book hero/villain for God's sake.
I can't even talk about Yakupov anymore because it drives me nuts reading what people have to say about him. 20 year old kid with tons of hype trying to bridge the gap here...
I'm tired of it too. It's like because he doesn't act like a good ol' Canadian boy and has a different culture then the rest he's enigmatic. I guess if the kid doesn't go to the Ranch every saturday night then he's whined to his agent and requested a trade. Give me a break
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