A Feisty Coach
November 7, 2011 in Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Kontinental Hockey League, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning Tags: Andrei Nazarov, Bob Probert, Jacques Martin, Minsk, Vityaz Chekhov
Andrei Nazarov is just about as opposite of Jacques Martin as you can get.
Martin was never a player, while Nazarov spent time with seven NHL clubs – San Jose, Tampa Bay, Calgary, Anaheim, Boston, Phoenix, and the Minnesota Wild. Martin rarely shows distinct emotion, while Nazarov, now coaching Vityaz Chekhov of the KHL, found himself in a stick-swinging incident with fans in Minsk, which is never good but maybe the fans deserved a curved-stick sandwich.
Nazarov received a two-game suspension and his team lost the game 2-0.
Wouldn’t that be something if Martin did this? Try to picture the image.
Nazarov certainly wasn’t without a temper when he played either. He was involved in 571 NHL games, scored 53 goals, assisted 71 times, and sat in the sin bin for 1409 minutes.
And if you think Nazarov doesn’t have guts, (or maybe he’s just not that bright), here he is in a scuffle Bob Probert of all people.