Game #9: at Phoenix, 2.02 (7:00 PM, FSSW, 1310 AM, 104.1 FM)
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02-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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But the penalty problem touches almost the entire lineup.
The difference is last year most penalties were players acting out or taking dumb penalties. That's easy to correct. In fact, I'd argue based on 9 games this year they have.
Someone mentioned this, and it might have been this thread, the penalties this year are because the guys are getting beat pretty consistently and reacting to those mistakes. They are a result of being a bad team and playing as individuals.
Sure there have been some bad calls, and they are calling interference tighter this year .... but this is a bad team taking penalties you'd expect a bad team to take.
Even Gulutzan whining about the phantom high stick ... that was after a turnover IIRC. Whitney's high stick last game was definitely after a turnover. He was trying to lift the guys stick. I think you could say the majority of the penalties are someone trying to redeem themselves for a mistake they or someone else made just before the call.
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