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08-10-2011, 09:13 PM
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Dojji*
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I calls it as I sees it. And what I saw in that first round series between my team and the Canadiens is exactly the kind of hockey I described. You don't need to be a Bruins homer to pick up on it (I'm a Bruins fan, but far from a homer).

And I give credit where it's due. Until the refs actually call diving penalties, it's a valid and viable hockey strategy that will result in wins, and will make a team difficult to play against. To play a diving team, you have to play with your emotions reined in to avoid giving them extra power plays, and that pulls the teeth of the big physical teams fans prefer. It takes them out of their comfort zone, and that's an advantage for the diving team.

I'll give full marks to the Canadiens for playing the system well, if they'll do me and the rest of us the courtesy of not insulting our intelligence or trying to tell us that what we all see plain as day, is not happening.

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