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05-25-2010, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Siberian View Post
No blame on the ref when the star player is seemingly in a lot of pain. The wrong call was made but it was caused by an obvious faking, Jagr not only wasn't hit on or below his knees, he didn't really have the speed to have a strong impact during the hit. The diving kills the sport if you allow things like this. If Jagr does not fake - there is probably no penalty and if it is then it is only two minutes.
BTW about the compaints - Atyushov said that the were simply stunned how Jagr could trick the ref like that, he said it was an obvious dive no doubt about it.
Seriously? A dive? Have you any kind of first hand on what kind of damage an impact on the knee can cause, esp. from the front? It is a very complex joint, even low energy impacts can cause severe damage and pain.

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