Thread: News Article: Players want a crackdown on diving
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08-23-2012, 10:49 AM
PerJohan Axelsson
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Originally Posted by hoss75 View Post
There are a lot of players that dive for 'gamesmanship'. Most I would say. But I think part of the problem is that there are a lot of players that embellish because they can't get calls. Chara had the 'dives' a couple seasons back for several weeks, and it wasn't because another player didn't try to reenact Lincoln's youth with Chara's legs as the cherry tree. The guy just doesn't go do easy, and so it wasn't a call.
Don't get me wrong. It's still not justified in my book. But I do think a third of these embellishments are due to player frustration at officials missing too much or more likely over-thinking things.
The refs need to get over the he's too big, or he's too mean, or he's got too much of a bad rep so I must not have seen him on the wrong side of a penalty attitude.
Uh that was Washington who cut down the tree [though he really didn't]. Lincoln split rails for fences in his youth [true].

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