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Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Godric on Mon May 13, 2013 6:47 pm

In order:

Boston > San Jose > Los Angeles >>> Washington >> Detroit >> Rangers > Pittsburgh = Ottawa

It has to be between Couture and Marchand for biggest piece of ****, too. Brown being the de facto number 3
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby mikey287 on Mon May 13, 2013 7:57 pm

Couture? Is he really known as a diver outside the butt-end by Henrik Sedin?

Who on the Rangers dives? Anyone?
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon May 13, 2013 8:07 pm

Sharks obviously.
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Fire0nice228 on Mon May 13, 2013 8:15 pm

Boston either has a lot of guys that flop, or guys that should be playing D league beer hockey because they can't skate, take a hit, a whack, or anything. The fact that Julien is always in the media whining about diving is lamentable.
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby viva la ben on Mon May 13, 2013 8:16 pm

Nash just had a couple
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Godric on Mon May 13, 2013 8:36 pm

mikey287 wrote:Couture? Is he really known as a diver outside the butt-end by Henrik Sedin?

Who on the Rangers dives? Anyone?


Nash, Del Zotto, Clowe

San Jose - Torres, Burish, Couture
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby mikey287 on Mon May 13, 2013 8:58 pm

A lot of the Bruins guys have some pretty iffy skating strides...not defending them, but a lot of them fall down at an above average rate.

Burish is definitely a diver, I'll say that much. I don't really keep a blackbook on things like that though...interesting that we don't have (m)any divers vs. the rest of the class of the league. Only on LGP would you read something like that - right or wrong :lol:
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Fire0nice228 on Mon May 13, 2013 9:14 pm

Of the teams in the OP, I'd put the Pens top 4..
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Godric on Mon May 13, 2013 9:24 pm

mikey287 wrote:Only on LGP would you read something like that - right or wrong :lol:


I'll be as objective as I can:

Crosby - Doesn't dive anymore, there are borderline things like the call against Strait but that really was NOT a dive.

Malkin - Google "Evgeni Malkin dives" nothing comes up except goals where he dove to get a shot off :lol:

Letang - Has like one or two dives a season. He doesn't fabricate penalties though, he just embellishs them to get a call
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby Fire0nice228 on Mon May 13, 2013 9:28 pm

Letang is the master of the head snap tho...
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Re: Worst Diving team left in the Playoffs?

Postby shmenguin on Mon May 13, 2013 10:50 pm

i don't think crosby was ever a diver. he embellished a little too much, but "diving" is a different beast.

prust, marchand, ribiero...these guys dive.

as for the pens, letang has dove the most out of anyone in the lineup, but it's not that common. in recent history, i think christensen was our biggest diver. adams is a guy who loves turning his back to draw boarding calls. overall, i don't think we're too high on the list of dishonorable teams. maybe somewhere right in the middle or low-middle.
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