We need the puck to get the breaks. Everyone needs to stop freaking out about the refs. The Sharks are selling everything and we have the luxury of slowmo replays. If we dove like the Nicks or Sharks we'd get more powerplays, but I'm glad we don't dive and win games with honor.
I agree with everything you have said earlier about this and this post too. However, the phrase "selling it/everything" just doesn't cut it. It doesn't define what's actually happening. Every time a player dives, he cheapens himself and not only loses our respect, he's got to be losing some self respect - even if he can't admit it at the time. What he's really saying is that he's not sure he can win fair and square so he cheats. He feigns. He pretends. This is not af****** kids' playtime activity. This is a real game where everyone is supposed to play TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. Meanwhile, the diver does NOT trust his own talent and creativity enough to play by the rules. It sickens me, and it pisses me off that the refs will not acknowledge what's actually happening out there. Did you see the bearded wonder sitting on the bench, laughing while he rubbed his chin?
Forsberg did it early and often and I will never respect him again because of it. And he was one of the best players of his time.
I can only hope that karma will come back and bite them in their prat-falling asses.
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