Now, we’ve got video:
(All credit to Keith Mastromichails for the video.)
BB’s quote on that hit, as reported by the WP:
Kuznetsov is, skill-wise, pretty good. . . I think we’ll have a word with Kuznetsov. Because in North America you can’t taunt or make funny moves. When he did that, he was having fun maybe, but he gave a little taunt to Holtby. After [the goal], he sort of went, ‘Ooooh’ and laughed him. That’s not going to go well with North American people. …And I’m going to have a little chat with Holtby.
We’ve spent the last week and change covering the Russian prospect Kuznetsov, but we’ve been chronicling the enigma that is Braden Holtby for months. Both are undeniable talents with effusive personalities So we’re torn. What say you?
Update: Caps Snaps caught up with Holtby and Kuznetsov after the incident and got both sides of the story. Great read. Check it out here.
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