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This Is Why The Refs Don’t Call Diving


Look, I detest Steve Downie as a hockey player.  He is to me what Matt Cooke is to so many other fans.  He’s a dirty agitator.  That means he’s probably doing his job by my own logic but he’s irritating me when he does it, so I don’t like him.  Anyway, late in the 2nd period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference final Boston’s Nathan Horton takes the play to the end boards with Downie and a hit ensues.  Downie flops to the ice and the official, standing right there, makes a Diving call on Downie in addition to the Roughing call on Horton.

Downie didn’t return to the game.  His penalty had to be served by Adam Hall as Downie was being assessed by the medical staff.  Bolts coach Guy Boucher stated after the game that Downie was “day to day starting today”.  This is why NHL officials are really reluctant to ring a guy up for a dive. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ozman51

May 22, 2011 at 7:00 AM

24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic DVD


It’s up at the HBO Store.  This means despite the previous nay saying of one Rob Rossi during the winter that the series would not make DVD due to licensing royalties for the music, we will indeed see 24/7 make it to our DVD shelves.  There is no cover art or release date at the website but you can sign up for email alerts so you will know when it is available for pre-order/sale.

Go get it.

Written by ozman51

May 20, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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