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Former Predator Radulov stripped of captaincy in KHL

Aug 26, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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Remember Alexander Radulov? He’s the former Nashville Predators forward who, along with Andrei Kostitsyn, made headlines in all the wrong ways after being busted staying out late partying while the Preds faced (and lost to) the Coyotes in the 2012 playoffs.

While he went back to Russia after that downer of an ending to his NHL season, he’s got something else to be bummed out about. Radulov was stripped of his captaincy of CSKA Moscow in the KHL. As R-Sport reports (via Dmitry Chesnokov), it was GM and former Red Wings star Sergei Fedorov who made the call.

“The last captain had problems with discipline,” said Fedorov, who did not mention Radulov by name. “Will it hurt the previous captain? He shouldn’t and cannot be hurt.”

Taking his spot as captain is former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Alexei Morozov. Seeing that Radulov hasn’t really curtailed his fiery ways and ability to play nice with his teammates should help Predators fans feel even better that the team parted ways with him.

  1. govtminion - Aug 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Let this be a cautionary tale to you, Mr. Seguin- this could be you.

    • esracerx46 - Aug 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      When has Seguin ever worn a letter?

      • govtminion - Aug 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM

        During his NHL days, neither did Radulov. You’re focusing on the wrong thing here.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 26, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    God-given talent is overshadowed by self-centered-ness. Ashame.

  3. thailer35 - Aug 26, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I love how this guy recently came out and said he was a few minutes late on curfew and hadn’t had a beer or anything. Anyone remember watching the game before the suspension was issued? Looked pretty hungover to me. He was barely even skating. How this guy ever got to be a captain, even in the KHL, is beyond me.

  4. mrpinkca - Aug 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Now if this happened in the NHL the lazier half of our hockey media would say this was because he is a gutless European. Makes you wonder what the lazier half of the Russian hockey media has to say about this?

  5. colby7 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    They probably say that he picked up all of his bad traits in America.

  6. 19to77 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Oh, hey. Fish swim, birds fly, and Radulov’s still a petulant jackass.

    This is me trying really, really hard to pretend I’m surprised.

  7. paperkid96 - Aug 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Ha! Even the Russians think he’s a Pud!!!!

  8. supercoop8 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    This isn’t the kind of stripping that Radulov is accustomed to seeing.

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