I agree with this. The Sharks aren't usually divers at all. But When Seto dove in game and the refs didn't call it, the Sharks will dive until they get called. THe refs hasn't called anything, so they will keep diving unitl they get called. The only diver we have is Nabokov, he is a pretty damn good diver, and he proved it last night.
Thank you. Thank you 1000 times. You guys definitely got jobbed on a call/two on Marleau and Heatley. I'll make that clear right now so I don't sound like a completely bitter homer and am trying to see things both ways. Yes I am a Red Wings fan, but Sunday's game was one of the worst officiated games I have seen in a long, long while in any sport. And you guys flopped like fish most of the game. I know you're a fan of them, but I'm sorry, they did.
in other words, you guys are hating the sharks for doing whatever it takes to win.
No. We are hating the referees for being absolutely incompetent. There is no agenda against the Red Wings to purposefully screw them, but we've seen our fair share of NHL officiating being incompetent in past playoff/regular season games. This was probably the worst game I have seen from them in a long while. I'd rather the Sharks beat us (and preferably by not diving over and over again), not the referees. The referees all but handed you all that game on Sunday.
Given the s***ty officiating last night, I think it was smart hockey. Both teams acknowledged that in games like last night, you cannot give the refs a reason to make a call. At the speed these guy's are moving, if a player get his stick up and around an opposing player, and that player falls/dives he is going to get nicked. ***** all you want, but hooking is a penalty. If the opposing player has such superior position on you that you need to use your stick to try to stay in the play, who are you going to blame?
I just don't understand where you guys are going with all this?
That the officials were garbage and played had more of an effect than necessary in determining the outcome of the game.
Newsflash... The HP pavilions Ice was very bad. there was an eagles concert the night before. i don't think they were diving but more slipping on bad ice.
That's neither here/there and it doesn't change the fact that I saw a lot more flopping around from the Sharks than the Red Wings.
Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 04 May 2010 - 06:46 AM.