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[Article] Ryan Kesler singled out as diver in NHLís crackdown on embellishment


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#121 King of the ES

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:59 AM

Is he one of the biggest offenders in the league? Not even close.


Oh, OK. So he was only singled out amongst his peers because he's a Canuck, and the NHL has a well-established and league-wide conspiracy to hold back the Canucks by any means necessary.

Amirite?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:56 AM

Kesler is one of my favourite hockey players period. But like others here I hate the diving aspect to his game. When he's healthy and putting his best game on the ice Kesler is one of the hardest working, most useful players in the game. It really frustrates me when a player of his caliber is reduced to such tactics....

Remember him on team US in the Vancouver Olympics? Remember him against Nashville? That's the Kesler we all know and love, and I hope that's who we get next season whenever that starts. Kesler is an elite player when he's playing like that, and it's painful to see him use other tactics to gain the upper hand when he can't perform to that standard.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

That's good, he should be ashamed to pull BS like that - especially in the playoffs.


Agreed.. That was in imbarressing last year during the la series
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

Everyone dives. In Kesler's case it was made worse in the playoffs becasue he was trying hard to win but he was injured. Stupid player management. He should be put in a bubble for a couple years to heal up.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

So,Diving is evil but slashing a player's knees ,back,wrists and ankles are a-ok when the Boston Bruins are playing for the Cup.

Give me a break.Ryan looks silly but he is not a hatchet man butcher Bruin.

This is the nonsense that really irks me.

The NHL Rules Committee should get a freaking clue.

You've obviously never played competitive ice hockey before
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

I find this b.s after seeing the crap Dustin Brown pulled out. To me, it's one of things were its easy to single out a Canuck because everyone hates us. In this case, it's kinda unfair, Cause Dustin Brown is a notorious diver, but gets away with it? frack you nhl, you can rot in hell for all I care.

If Kesler wasn't a Canuck I doubt they single him out. frack you nhl.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:26 PM

[b] one of the best teams in the league.


i lol'd

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

I love his dive vs Mitchell. It's like he went down like the leaning tower of pizza will, just stiff.

RIP to the BEST pound for pound fighter the NHL has ever seen. Will be missed.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:13 AM

Which is absolutley pathetic. I know we get hated on for no reason but that's just going too far.


I know. :picard:

Hating is one thing. Wishing people are dead is another.

There must be something wrong with them to think like that.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:35 AM

Can't believe I got +27 on my post haha doubled my rep :D

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:38 AM

Frank J. Selke is ashamed.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:37 AM

This being officially released by the NHL is an absolute blessing in disguise for Kesler. I think he will come to play when the lockout ends and shed the perception that got magnified last year as a diver, he will be an animal. Thanks alot Mrs. Campbell.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:17 AM

Hey English Professor, learn how to use the correct version of "you're" before trying to make yourself sound smart.


Last time I checked I wasn't the one trying to insult someone with a rude word, to try and look cool on this site.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

Ryan Kesler is a fantastic hockey player but his antics take over his game and he doesn't live up to his potential. Maybe with this becoming news the Canucks management can read him the riot act and get him to play hockey only and leave the acting to professionals.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

Maybe they should single out all the officials for the pathetic lack of skills to call a game they seem to have while there at it
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:16 PM

Can't believe I got +27 on my post haha doubled my rep :D

ahhhhh you should be proud of yourself :picard:
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

I love the way Kesler plays but this isn't surprising at all. Hopefully he stops, it's embarassing.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:22 PM

This is news?

Henrik and Kesler dive like crazy.


I have to disagree with you there.

Yes I know Kesler dives, but the Sedins are not divers. Henrik and Daniel actually play a pretty fair game and rely on the way they play to get a PP.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

Can't really blame him, we never get any powerplays and the refs dont give us any calls.

Have to agree...if the refs just called the game like they do in basketball (ie - a foul is a foul), then we wouldn't have this problem. We've seen the Canucks get screwed in the playoffs in favor of American teams in the past. This is Kesler's unfortunately knee-jerk reaction to it.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

it wasn't just him named malkin and carcillo were on the the short list hardly singling out one person

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

I hope to god this stops our diving. SOOO embarrassing!!

What they need to do is start handing out significant fines, as the fines in place right now deter NO one.


Now that you've broached the subject, wasn't Jarkko Ruutu fined $1000 for being the first NHL player to be assessed a diving penalty? Interesting how a Canuck was singled out all those years ago as well.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

No More Diving


5 mill a year..like he really cares what people think <_<

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:59 AM

Hear hear...the NHL has bigger problems then "diving" and should be addressing said problems ie. like career ending hits, inconsistent reffing, financial distress. This almost seems like a diversion tactic because it is so trivial. On the list of things that needs to be addressed in the NHL, and someone brings up "diving" as one of the growing "on ice problems", I'd say that should be 339th on the list of priorities. There are bigger things to address like acts that compromise the safety of the players like head hits and boarding, and consistent and appropriate disciplinary action such that it effectively deters any player from ever engaging in such conduct. We've seen far too many players unnecessarily go down due to another player's illegal acts causing injury and taking them out of the game. This should be more of a concern to the NHL...not "diving". People do not come to games to see their players go down or watch acts of brutality and see players lack of regard for each others safety, they come to watch their players play a good solid competitive, entertaining, skilled hockey game.

Besides, when I think Kesler...I think "playoff beast" and was lucky to have him on our side. I certainly would not have wanted to be playing against him...the guy was unstoppable.


Just because they want to crack down on diving doesn't mean they're just ignoring everything else. The bigger, more important issues like finances and head shots have still been getting way more attention than this. I can't understand why anyone would have a problem with the NHL trying to deal with a legit problem. Like you said, fans come to games to watch their players play a good solid, competitive, entertaining hockey game. Diving takes away from that. It goes against the spirit of hockey.

Edited by etsen3, 23 September 2012 - 02:00 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:42 AM

If anyone who plays in the NHL says they never dive to gain an advantage...they are lying.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

No More Diving


5 mill a year..like he really cares what people think <_<


He may care what the referees think, though. If they wish to place him in the penalty box for committing very borderline offenses, they can. This directly affects the team, and could alter the score of a game.

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