Wow, thanks for the link! Well done in actually finding that play. I wouldn't have remembered the game for the life of me
I was so pissed when that happened. What a terrible call
That one left a real bad taste in my mouth. The Oil were coming on strong and looking to tie it 2-2 and then that call happened, the Yotes score on the PP and that's all she wrote.
Looks like he definitely did dive in that YT above though. WTF Linus?
Yeah, it's definitely BS and I hate to see him do that, but after watching Dustin Brown embellish every time he was hit a fraction of a second late in the Kings' cup run last year, I'm not even really surprised by it anymore. When the refs are pocketing their whistles and a player feels someone set a hook on their hands, you'll often see them go down like they've been shot to try to force the call. Obviously backfired for old Linus. Cant believe thats a 10-minute penalty in Switzerland. I doubt we'll see him try that one again.
Found the diving penalty with the Oilers, FWIW. It's at around 5:13 of the highlights.
There's a much better angle on this in Oil Change episode 6 act 1 at 2:45. I recall this penalty pretty vividly too, because for a call that never seems to get made when it's obvious, this was the worst calls of diving I have ever seen. Particularly note how quickly he gets back up and carries on the play... no attempt to sell anything to anyone.
He's not even a 3rd the player Versteeg is, he's done in NA, hopefully.
I find it so bizarre to read posts like this. 'Hopefully'? The Oilers still hold the kid's rights. Why would you hope for him to fail? Personally, I hope he goes on a tear and outpoints guys like Nash and Couture in the Swiss league and entices some team to give us a 2nd or 3rd rounder for his rights.