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Did Yakupov celebration send Morris into a rage?

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08:19 AM ET 01.31 | Based on his previous work, Nail Yakupov's reaction after scoring an OT game-winner on Wednesday was rather benign. Maybe Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris was ticked off about it, or about the 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in general; no matter the catalyst, the veteran went a little nutso after the final horn on Wednesday night. ... Soon, Morris was skating near the celebrating Oilers and colliding with [Ray Whitney], who appeared to chirp him. Morris responded with a few punches well after the game was over. Under NHL rules, Morris would have been subject to a fine had he been given a fighting major after the game ended. As it stands, it was a roughing minor. But one assumes the NHL Dept. of Player Safety would consider something for this act.

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January 31, 2013  08:51 AM ET

A couple of issues here;
1) I didn't see it, but I guess yakupov is normally rather...demonstrative? H eneeds to tone it down a bit.
2) People need to relax. And by people...in this case I mean Morris and Whitney. TRash talking is trash talking...calling it "chirping" doesn't make it any better. to me, it's classless. But morris needs maybe a longer fuse?
3) To that point, maybe he's just cheesed off that plays for a team in limbo, and lost to edonton on top of it?

January 31, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A couple of issues here;1) I didn't see it, but I guess yakupov is normally rather...demonstrative? H eneeds to tone it down a bit.2) People need to relax. And by people...in this case I mean Morris and Whitney. TRash talking is trash talking...calling it "chirping" doesn't make it any better. to me, it's classless. But morris needs maybe a longer fuse?3) To that point, maybe he's just cheesed off that plays for a team in limbo, and lost to edonton on top of it?

One more issue: Ray Whitney plays for Dallas, not Edmonton.

January 31, 2013  09:24 AM ET

No issues with his GWG celebration last night...

January 31, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

One more issue: Ray Whitney plays for Dallas, not Edmonton.

I guess they don't have proof readers. It should have been RYAN Whitney

January 31, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A couple of issues here;1) I didn't see it, but I guess yakupov is normally rather...demonstrative? H eneeds to tone it down a bit.2) People need to relax. And by people...in this case I mean Morris and Whitney. TRash talking is trash talking...calling it "chirping" doesn't make it any better. to me, it's classless. But morris needs maybe a longer fuse?3) To that point, maybe he's just cheesed off that plays for a team in limbo, and lost to edonton on top of it?

A little on the Ovie side, ''puttin' on the dog at someone else' house''.

January 31, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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A little on the Ovie side, ''puttin' on the dog at someone else' house''.

It seemed a little "catty" by Morris.

January 31, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I guess they don't have proof readers. It should have been RYAN Whitney

I know. I just enjoy calling out the interns.

January 31, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

One more issue: Ray Whitney plays for Dallas, not Edmonton.

I was wondering if Dallas traded him and I didn't see it somewhere...I was sure I saw him in the Det/Dal game ....lol

January 31, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

One more issue: Ray Whitney plays for Dallas, not Edmonton.

so how did he even get into this story?

January 31, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It seemed a little "catty" by Morris.

if he keeps that up, he'll use all of his 9 lives!

January 31, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I know. I just enjoy calling out the interns.

Nothing gets past you sir. You're like a young Patrick Roy.

January 31, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

if he keeps that up, he'll use all of his 9 lives!

At least he's not finicky about mixing it up.

January 31, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

At least he's not finicky about mixing it up.

wow...we are olde!

January 31, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Are the Oil becoming a juvenile version of the snarky Canucks?

January 31, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

so how did he even get into this story?

So much for the credibility of Yahoo Sports...

January 31, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

One more issue: Ray Whitney plays for Dallas, not Edmonton.

Hilarious , i gave that one a triple take also !

January 31, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

So much for the credibility of Yahoo Sports...

I wasn't aware that phrase existed...
like Senate Ethics or ESPN journalist

January 31, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

wow...we are olde!

Yep......I can remember when smoking was good for you. :-)

January 31, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

So much for the credibility of Yahoo Sports...

Yahoo had it right...SI, not so much.

I blame Manti's girlfriend!

 
January 31, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No issues with his GWG celebration last night...

Agreed , a sore loser is a sore loser at any age.

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