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Kirill Tulupov after Sutherby fight Dec. 2, 2011 OKC Barons vs. San Antonio Rampage. (Photo: Courtesy Candace Riley. All Rights Reserved.)
Kirill Tulupov after Sutherby fight Dec. 2, 2011 OKC Barons vs. San Antonio Rampage. (Photo: Courtesy Candace Riley. All Rights Reserved.)

In early March following former OKC Barons defenseman Kirill Tulupov’s return to North America, he kindly granted an interview (published at ArtfulPuck) and I was able to talk to him about his unusual situation and how he ended up playing with the Central Hockey League’s Arizona Sundogs at the end of this season. Tulupov’s straightforward and sincere account about his experiences gives you a glimpse into the odd situations that players find themselves in during lockouts. Do they sit out and wait for the next season, do they play abroad, or do they head to the overcrowded minors?

To continue reading my article hop over to Tend the Farm……..

 

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