I find it funny when people say this specifically about Kesler. What about Burrows? He dives just as much but nobody ever mentions that, do they?
Burr and Hank weren't diving as much as Kesler against LA.
Those two learned to stop. I don't recall Burrows and Hank diving in the LA series. But then again, I only remember bits and pieces of the series the Canucks lose. So I certainly hope you don't pull out a Hank and Burr diving montage to put me in my place.
I want Kesler to succeed. I'm going to post this video again.
Kesler held his own against IGINLA.
What if Kesler pummeled Brown into oblivion instead of diving?
I'm harder on Kesler's dives, than any other players deficiencies, because it's just a matter of attitude. It is a quick fix. When he's not scoring, he could be hitting and fighting. He shouldn't be diving.
I think most of our team learned that last season. There was less diving. It's Captain America's turn.