That's actually a good point, coming back to centre was part of the drill, but the real reason for everything was because they told him he missed a puck, and then he acted upset about it because they were messing around with him.
Listening to Kruger, I like his approach to practices. Having guys like Yakupov and the other kids in the mix who enjoy the game so much will continue to improve the skill on the team enormously and elevate the level of play of everyone. I think it bodes really well for the future. High end talent forces everyone to be better.
Yakupov's attitude and enthusiasm in practice is phenomenal. Fun to watch too!