Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/17/05 at 08:31 AM ET
It is one thing when the media is whining about the number of penalties being called in the "New NHL." It's something else when the coaches start complaining, and it should be a hint to the league that it's time to start rethinking how the rules are being enforced. On Friday night, after an overtime win over the Penguins riddled with power plays, Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock flat-out accused Pittsburgh players of taking dives to get calls. That sounded like heat-of-thebattle stuff right after the game, but Hitchcock brought it up again yesterday morning in casual conversation, and it seems like he's really concerned. "I am really concerned about the integrity of the game with all these players falling down," he said. "Guys are just falling down; they know they are going to get the call. Every time you touch them they fall down, and it's comical at times. "It's not on our side; it's everyone. There is some really good stuff in those rules, but the players are taking advantage of some of the aspects with all these calls. You put a stick on a player and they fall down."
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