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01-29-2013, 05:32 PM
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Buddy The Elf
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I haven't read the Canucks board but if they are blaming "diving", they are delusional. The Kings played good last night but the Canucks were very poor from what I've seen of them in year's past. And it is understandable considering it is the beginning of the season and they were playing their 3rd game in 4 nights. But if they think some phantom "dives" are the reason they lost, they are out to lunch. Their defense and forwards routinely turned over the puck coming out of their own zone. Their two goals were both flukey. The first being a bad bounce and the second being a bad read by the goalie along with a defensive breakdown. I don't know if there is a stat for puck possession but I'd venture to guess it was north of 60/40 in favor of the Kings. I'm pretty sure the Canucks also failed to convert on a power play.

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