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Nick Bonino’s Emmy Award Winning Performance

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino should be ashamed of himself. His Emmy Award Winning performance at the end of Wednesday’s should have been worthy of a two-minute minor for embellishment. Instead, it appears that Bonino studied theater and drama at Boston University.

First, I want to be clear, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie shouldn’t be waving his stick around a player’s face at the end of a game especially when your team is pushing for the game-tying goal. That being said, there has got to be repercussions for players that want to cheapen the game with their WWE antics.

Finally, I wish the NHL would come down harder on the divers. The NHL should have a drivers’ wall of shame and post the pictures of these frauds on the front page of NHL.com. Do we want our kids to emulate these guys? I would say not. Players that embellish are guilty of poor sportsmanship. Seriously. Whatever it takes to win, right?  If you’re not cheating, you’re not winning.

And a former NHL official weighs in on the call.

Wait till Oshie sees the replay of the penalty in question. It sounds like he was unaware that he didn’t hit Bonino in the face.

11 thoughts on “Nick Bonino’s Emmy Award Winning Performance

  1. Drawing penalties is one of the many ways that a hockey player can help his team win. Bonino did such a great job that Oshie didn’t even argue, he just skated directly to his proper place in the penalty box with his head hung in shame. I’ll never for the life me understand those of you who cry about it when players do this. Literally every team has players who are good at this. It’s called gamesmanship, always been a big part of hockey and always will be.

    GO PENS!!!


      1. Says the guy who loves fighting, which is the epitome of poor sportsmanship. But that’s the nice thing about opinions : we’re all entitled to one, even those who are as obviously delusional as yourself.


  2. https://streamable.com/g51u

    Think Bonino didn’t know who was pressuring him in the corner? Some research would be nice. Also maybe a reference to Holtby literally trying to sell a call and then laughing when no one bought it earlier in the game to round out the story. Or is it only bad if a penalty gets called?


      1. No, it’s part of the game. Fans like you whining about is what’s an embarrassment.


      2. So what? As long as the ref doesn’t call embellishment the player has done his job. Oshie didn’t cry about it like a little girl, so you shouldn’t either. TJ knew that he shouldn’t have had his stick up in that area, regardless if Bonino did a good job of selling it or not the penalty was warranted. Just stop embarrassing yourself already, gamesmanship is nothing to whine about.


  3. You’re the only one embarrassing yourself DaveK. Run along now. I suppose you think that the Capitals intentionally injured Crosby, too? A few in the national media thought Bonino should have gotten a penalty, too.


    1. Here’s the deal, kid. I’ve been watching hockey since you were in diapers. Your takes on hockey are usually pretty embarrassing, almost as pitiful as Rob Port’s takes on politics. But on this one you’ve even outdone your usual clueless self. Drawing a penalty is an important skill for a hockey player to possess. The ability to sell it is gamesmanship. That’s a fact, not just my opinion. What kind of dumba$$ whines about gamesmanship? Grow a pair and pull up your big girl panties. You are making a fool of yourself to continue on with this idiotic crusade. Don’t take my word for it, see the following link for an editorial written by somebody who (unlike yourself) understands the game of hockey…


      Now that I have put your in your place where you belong I will now let this topic go, so by all means go ahead and have the last word if that satisfies your narcissistic needs.


      1. You’re dreaming if you think you’ve put me in my place. In fact, you’re highly delusional and you might want to see your doctor and get a prescription for your delusions of grandeur.


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