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03-18-2011, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by StevensCakeBakerBacker View Post
By "distinction" I meant to carry increasing levels of punishment.... The two may be technically defined by the league, but if the penalties are the same than the two are not really separately defined.
There ARE separate levels of punishment.

If you're caught embellishing a play, you can expect to get a 2 minute minor that'll offset one on the other team. Result: 4 on 4 hockey.

If you're caught straight up diving, you can expect to be the only guy sitting. Result: your team has a penalty kill to deal with.

The punishments are different. The problem is that the league just does. Not. Call. Diving.

Players know what's at stake if they're caught diving on a play, but they know that the odds of it getting called are slim to none. So they're gonna keep doing it.

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