So, as some of you know I cannot help but respond when something, ahem, "special" happens in a Rangers game. Thus, last night's Sidney Crosby incident was a bit much for me. Crosby, as most of us "Atlantickers" know, has a reputation for being a bit, well perhaps the 'Tube can indulge me:
You might not have noticed, but I substituted a Crosby clip with a Ric "Nature Boy" Flair special, the Old Man Flop.
Last night's incident with Marc Staal has all the classic features of a flop, but let's let the tape speak:
Lundqvist calls him on it, Drandon Bubinsky (just made that up a couple of weeks ago) calls him on it, and the Smurf Nation went wild. I also went wild, only because I really, really hate divers. In a huge way. I'm also an enormous hypocrite:
In other words, I'm a little on my guard when I'm about to get upset about dives, because we all know Avery could match Crosby flop-for-flop. Which sounds dirty.
Doesn't mean it isn't all completely ridiculous. The sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car? should be Who Killed the Diving Penalty?