A little over a month ago, we heard word that the NHL was considering creating a “Diver’s List.” As in, putting together an official roster of guys with a history of diving with the intent of somehow shaming them publicly, and hoping they’ll do it less.
Players, coaches, managers and officials who participated in league meetings in August agreed embellishment has once again become an issue.
Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler has been identified as an offender. While Kesler plays the game hard, he has been known to exaggerate contact to gain an advantage.
He goes on to highlight Evgeni Malkin and Dan Carcillo as another two names that would likely be on the list, before getting to what the punishment would be: Read the rest of this entry »