Nail Yakupov has only been in the NHL for one season, well I guess it can be looked at as half a season sort of, but he has already made quite a name for himself. Scoring 17 goals and recording 31 points in 48 games will do that for you. But he has been ridiculed for some of his antics on the ice.
For me personally I just haven’t liked him since this whole ordeal.
Come on. I mean I get it the goal, it was sweet, knocked it out of the air and everything. But that celebration was too much. Outside of this scenario there are plenty of anti-Yakupov followings and most of those groups seem to have been spearheaded by Don Cherry.