With the latest suspension for Game 3, Radulov is officially the Predators VY. I can't look at it any other way.
Just like VY, he thought his skill and talent put him above the team. He thought the team rules applied to others and not him.
Just like VY, who had a reputation for not being all in, his effort on Sunday was appalling by those who have played the game. Some on the thread were offended that NBC got a switch off the big tree and proceed to use it on him during an intermission. Not me.
Just like VY, I had my doubts about him but I was willing to set those aside if he helped the Predators win. After Sunday and this NO MORE!
I hope Poile and Trotz make him a permanent scratch for the rest of the playoffs. He doesn't deserve to be on the ice with our team.
If you watched HBO's 24/7 Rangers/Flyers. The Rangers coach kept making Sean Avery a healthy scratch every night. Eventually, the Rangers released him and sent him back to their top minor league team. With the number one headache down in the minors, the Rangers have flourished as the top team in the Eastern conference. This team and this organization have flourished without Radulov and still can. Starting tomorrow night the return of Predators hockey and we get back in this series.