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01-30-2004, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by kazo
You know, I've almost come to the conclusion that most players don't know how to play the game anymore without high sticking, obstruction, or diving. Speaking of diving, I would love to see the NHL call that a 2 + 10 penalty. Same for the fake glove dropping.
I don't want to make it sound like I'm pro-diving, but I think it's more of a symptom of the greater problem than a problem in and of itself. Players would be less likely to dive if the refs would call obstruction penalties without a player lying on the ice. Some players dive because they want to create offense. If they can't do that because someone is grabbing them away from the puck, then they'll try to draw the powerplay and score on that.

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