NHL Diving Made Public? Not So Fast…

One of the NHL’s rule changes for the 2014-15 season is a crackdown on diving. The league has been watching the increase in dives, specifically addressing the topic in their 2014 Competition Committee meeting, a session which ultimately led to changes implemented for the coming season. “Embellishment in the game is a real problem today,” said NHL VP Colin Campbell. “We understand players try to draw penalties. We feel it’s out of control.”  The players agreed. “The players came to us and talked to us about wanting to clamp down on diving and embellishing,” said NHL VP Bill Daly, “and...

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