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04-25-2008, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
Markov has a flair for embellishment. It's not as bad as when he joined the team. I think they may have given him the old Claude Lemieux treatment from years gone by, when the training staff didn't exactly speed out when he was down. I love having him, but he is what he is.

And yeah, Lucic definitely flopped on that tripping penalty, to, I believe Plekanec, as did Murray on a Hamrlik penalty. Players do it, some players do it too much. S.Kost was blatant in an instance against the B's, but he'll learn, or he'll get a rep. and have a tough time getting fair calls.

It's taken Kovalev a long time to be treated fairly since his exploits in the 94 playoffs. There are refs that never forgave him for that.

Embellishment is so subjective though. I'll never debate whether a player embellished on a tripping call if the call is warranted. I won't consider a player a diver because he fell after being tripped. I feel it's a cop out to try and criticize the ref's decision.

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