You could say Andrei Nazarov has a bit of a temper. He played 571 NHL games for seven teams, racking up 1,409 penalty minutes in the process. That aggression he played with on the ice has transferred over into his coaching career in the KHL.
On Wednesday, Nazarov, now behind the bench for Barys Astana, took issue with a too many men call and let all of his anger out not only on the officials, but also the Admiral fans:
Now, if you’re saying to yourself, ‘I know that angry face,’ well, then you might recall Nazarov’s most famous incident as a head coach.
Back in 2011, as head coach of the KHL’s then goon squad in Vityaz, Nazarov was hit with an object from the stands after a massive on-ice brawl. That prompted him to go after the Dinamo fans right behind the bench with a stick:
Nazarov was suspended two games for the incident and fined 500,000 ruples. According to KHL discipline czar Valeri Kamensky, the head coach will be suspended for at least one game for the slew of Bras d'honneurs.
UPDATE: According to the KHL, Nazarov has been suspended six games and given a "substantial" fine.
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