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02-03-2007, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
it's two penalties, and penalties should be called. In theory, you have a trip and a guy who embellishes the trip - that's two penalties - why not call both? If the guy doesn't dive, you have one penalty. If there isn't a hook/trip, you have a dive.
But then how do you discourage guys from diving? If they know that the worst outcome is 4-on-4 with the possibility of fooling the ref and having a 5-on-4 PP, then it makes sense to dive. There needs to be a disincentive (other than that supposed list Bettman has circulating around the NHL).

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