Canadians insist they won't dive to get calls
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12-29-2012, 04:24 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Diving and faking injuries are two different things. The ship has sailed on diving and it's now a part of the game for all nationalities.
Luckily the injury faking isn't as prevalent in NA hockey IMO. You see it all the time in the EPL, etc. Players stay down to force the refs hand and/or draw a card. Case in point Mikus yesterday. I think if you're hurt enough to lie on the ice, you're hurt enough to miss at least a shift. Tough thing to legislate though. How can you differentiate between broken ribs, wind knocked out and faking? Part of the problem with penalizing the result rather than the action.
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