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“They want to get [the list] out there.  They want the player to be caught, whether it’s on the ice by the referee or by us on video. They are all tired of diving. The object is to make them stop eventually and, by doing that, they can get it out there around the League, embarrass them. The referees will know it, too, so the divers don’t get the benefit of the doubt.”

-Colin Campbell on diving.  More on the topic from Dan Rosen of NHL.com.

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Bosephus's avatar

That is beautiful.  I’ve been waiting a long time for diving to be addressed. Of course time will tell how consistent they are with what could be considered a subjective penalty at times.

Posted by Bosephus from Behind enemy lines, Denver, CO on 08/22/12 at 06:21 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

So who is at the head of cough *Kesler* cough the list?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 08/22/12 at 06:45 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

So who is at the head of cough *Kesler* cough the list?

         
              Posted by
              mrfluffy
             
              from Long Beach on
              08/22/12 at 05:45 PM ET

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 08/22/12 at 06:58 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

what could be considered a subjective penalty at times.

Wow….now that’s strong language.


So…did Coley also draw up the list of players immune to punishment?
Cough * Keith * Cough.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 08/22/12 at 08:02 PM ET

pautna's avatar

It should be called the Kesler List.

Posted by pautna on 08/22/12 at 08:05 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

So tripping a diver is not a penalty….
Man, secret directives are always the best deterrent.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 08/22/12 at 08:05 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

Tippett complaining about diving…that’s rich.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHdZUf_-QgA

But the players’ made some solid points and it will make for a better product if the suggestions are adopted.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 08/22/12 at 09:38 PM ET

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So tripping a diver is not a penalty….

Well, if he dives then technically he wasn’t tripped, right?

Posted by Garth on 08/22/12 at 10:56 PM ET

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Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 08/22/12 at 07:05 PM ET

I get what you’re saying,, but there’s an equally strong part of me that thinks you have to sleep in the bed you’ve made.  If you want refs to take infractions against you seriously when they’re making that split second call, don’t give them a reason to doubt they saw what they think they saw.

I see both sides

Posted by HTO from F*ckin' Work on 08/23/12 at 02:07 AM ET

starsfan26's avatar

It should be called the Kesler List.

Or if you play in the Pacific Division, “The Dustin Brown Bulletin”.

  smile

Posted by starsfan26 on 08/23/12 at 12:05 PM ET

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