I don't care what the kid did, punching one of Yakupov's teammates after the whistle for no reason is ridiculous behavior. If an NBA player did that they'd be called a thug, so that's what he is. A thug.
Would you take Ryan Smyth in his prime, though? Interesting how Kopi had his career highs when Smyth first came here. Of course, Smyth got old and was no longer that effective after that.
The Pro's Pro was more suited for the dead puck era. Since the 05 lockout the league is more speed oriented. He was never known as a speedster, and then when he lost that step every year at about the 50 game mark he was totally done.
Full day of hockey and games for everyone on national TV today.
New Jersey @ Pittsburgh 10AM NHL Network
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NY Rangers @ Tampa Bay 4PM Center Ice
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