The 5+20 minute penalty on Emelin
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05-25-2010, 06:07 PM
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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.
Anyways, combined with a lot of faking this year in SC playoffs (Carcillo incident was ugly) as well as at the Worlds you can clearly see that the players choose to dive when they can. It's embarassing to the sport and should be dealt with ASAP.
It did not look like a dive - Jagr took a check right on the knee.
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