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04-27-2008, 07:18 PM
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Ohashi_Jouzu
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
Has Crosby ever been penalized for diving?
Yes. But dozens of other players should have been during the year and simply weren't. Thing is, it's not like soccer diving where often there is absolutely no contact. Crosby (and others) are taking advantage of other players who take liberties with their sticks or a free hand and try to wrap them up or simply slow them down in ways that were completely legit and unpenalized back when I started watching and playing hockey (and also back when a lot of current veterans entered the league). If they got rid of the stupid 4 on 4 even-up policy of calling it, the embellishment would surely start to disappear.

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