On Wednesday, the KHL's Ak Bars Kazan held an intra-squad scrimmage for their fans, ending the night with a skills competition. Vladimir Tkachyov decided to add this splendid highlight to his career.
During the shootout portion, Tkachyov got creative and with a little help from the goaltender, successfully pulled off a move that would make most dizzy:
That's three-and-a-half spins if you were counting, and like a pro, Tkachyov showed no signs of discombobulation skating away after his attempt.
When NHL All-Star Weekend returns in 2015 (in Columbus, right?), we need less players doing "The Forsberg" and more (successfully) attempting the crazy stuff like this. Get teammates involved, bring on blindfolds, pucks on strings... whatever it takes.
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