Most teams take a lot of stupid penalties. Some is reputation, deserved or not. Some is laziness. Some are bad calls. I haven't looked at the stats this year, but Hartnell is normally up there in minor penalties. Rinaldo gets the reputation calls. Briere usually gets stupid penalties like high sticking and slashing. I've grown accustomed to it. Haha.
Maybe its just our nature when this is a aggressive forechecking team.
I understand hockey and being aggressive on the forecheck. A lot of silly stuff are stick infractions - the players aren't moving their feet. I think you can be hard on the forecheck and still not take as many penalties.
We are one of the best 5v5 teams in the NHL right now - I just hope the players understand skating hard all the time will reward them with more 5v5. Just frustrating to watch.
When they get momentum it's almost as if they don't want to hold it.
I'm not for a conspiracy... altho some PIM's that are called are utterly insane.