Jeff Skinner slew-foots Patrice Bergeron
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01-29-2013, 01:33 PM
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Except Skinner was clearly being hooked by Bergeron.
Even if you don't think it was a hook, there was still clear physical contact.
The real question is: Who called Skinner the best skater in the league? To the point where it's "arguably" true?
Skinner's a great skater, but his mind works faster than his legs. He constantly tries moves that he either can't pull off in whatever situation he's in, or simply doesn't have the balance to pull off. That's where a lot of these "dive" comments come from. Skinner will try something ridiculous (usually to get around a defender), lose his balance, and suddenly he's "diving".
That's not to say Skinner hasn't dove before, but a lot of the time, it's just him being too small and too cocky to attempt some of the moves he does.
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