Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/27/14 at 03:50 PM ET
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Enough is enough when it comes to embellishment, diving, flopping and all of the other dishonorable things creeping into the NHL game that make it much more like soccer than old-time hockey.
There were plenty of voices that had enough after watching Game 4 between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers with Tomas Plekanec snapping his head back on a Brian Boyle high stick that grazed him in the shoulder pad area. To make matters worse earlier in the game, P.K. Subban had jumped up in the air and lifted his skates off the ice to sell an otherwise legitimate high-sticking call against Rick Nash.
It moved Eddie Olczyk to criticize both incidents during the live NBCSN broadcast, and studio analyst Mike Milbury did the same after watching things play out on the Madison Square Garden ice.
Milbury said Subban’s embellishment was “Oscar-worthy, not Emmy worthy”, and that Plekanec deserved a four-minute double minor for violently snapping his head back on a stick that tapped his shoulder pads.
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