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Video- Grade This Max Pacioretty Dive

You will see the whole sequence right up to the Setoguchi goal late in regulation to tie the score, then a replay where the dive can really be seen.

What is missing from this video is the bad clearing attempt by Carey Price, who with a one goal lead tried his Marty Brodeur imitation, only to have it backfire with Setoguchi goal.

You can see that play below and of course, Setoguchi has a chance to extend the shootout, but (watch here)...

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SYF's avatar


Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 03/02/12 at 01:23 AM ET



That dive was awful. How can an official NOT call him on that.

Posted by godblender on 03/02/12 at 04:09 AM ET


It was a blatant dive.  It’s so obvious and frustrating that the officials are putting the whistles away.  On that play, it should have been a hooking penalty, and then a diving penalty, and the referees called none.  Teams without enough skills are now successful because defense-first strategies work again, especially when obstructions and interference no longer cost teams penalties.  Games are becoming boring again like 10 to 15 years ago.  Players can hook and hold without consequences, and scoring chances are becoming rarer and rarer.

Posted by Kel on 03/02/12 at 05:30 AM ET

Chet's avatar

well, MN scored after that to tie the game, so the hockey gods are alive and well. they don’t reward hack plays like that one…

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 03/02/12 at 07:29 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

The French judge says 4.7

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 03/02/12 at 08:09 AM ET


It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as Clutterbucks.  Has that been posted?

Posted by mrnasty from canada on 03/02/12 at 08:56 AM ET

PDXWing's avatar

@mrnasty - clutterbuck’s dive was a disgrace. I wad glad to see they didn’t score on the resulting powerplay.

Posted by PDXWing on 03/02/12 at 09:33 AM ET

mmuskrat's avatar

Has there ever been a penalty called only on diving?  whenever I’ve seen it called, there’s two penalties - but if the player dove, then most time it shouldn’t have been a penalty, am i right?

Anybody ever seen that happen?

Posted by mmuskrat on 03/02/12 at 10:16 AM ET


Anybody ever seen that happen?

Posted by mmuskrat on 03/02/12 at 08:16 AM ET

Yeah but it was a LONG time ago. I’m talking 7 or 8 years ago.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 03/02/12 at 10:25 AM ET

Paul's avatar

I have looked for the Clutterbuck dive and have yet to find it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/02/12 at 11:34 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

the officials are putting the whistles away

It’s getting completely obscene.  Talk about levelling the playing field.  This whole idea that a game shouldn’t be decided on powerplays….okay then, play fvcking clean!  All the teams that have good powerplays are being punished, further inflating the appearance of competitiveness.  I guess Buttman’s marketing department has identified one goal games as more marketable.  But god, lets get the boring grind going.  Hate to see skilled players passing it around on a PP. 

I think the other reason for the directive that has obviously been issued, is that they don’t intend to call stuff in the playoffs, and they don’t want to change to be as drastic as it was last year,  when the avg went from about 5 per game to about 1.25 per game.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 03/02/12 at 03:49 PM ET



Fraser weighs in on both incidents.

Posted by mrnasty on 03/02/12 at 06:20 PM ET

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