Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 11/11/14

Hockey players are known as some of the toughest athletes in all of sports. They've earned this reputation by playing through serious injuries and only leaving the ice when absolutely necessary. Drew Doughty is evidently trying to tarnish that reputation as evidenced by his hilariously awkward dive against the Phoenix Coyotes.  Let's recap. Doughty has a minor collision with Rob Klinkhammer. Shortly after contact, Doughty grabs his face and flops on the ice as if Klinkhammer hit him with his stick. Klinkhammer was given two minutes for high-sticking.  *Groan* It's never fun writing about these types of incidents. Luckily (and perhaps surprisingly) diving is a fairly rare phenomenon in the NHL. However, it seems like it's a topic we've been discussing more and more. In fact, Doughty has been connected to diving in the past. There are numerous examples of Doughty diving over the last few years. Is it time for the NHL to do something about divers before it becomes a larger problem in the NHL? With the benefit of replay and the ability to watch every game, the NHL certainly has the ability to hand out punishments when it's clear a player has embellished as badly as Doughty has above.  (H/T Reddit Hockey) [follow]


Report: Browns feel Josh Gordon 'has to go'

Jets contacted Rex Ryan's agent about replacements for him

Justin Gilbert inactive after being late to team meeting

Report: Browns had to search for Manziel after he threw party

Report: Jim Harbaugh to Michigan is done deal

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans, thinks it smells


WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence does Louisville chant at game

WATCH: Did Bret Bielema do ‘Horns Down’ gesture?

Devils unveil unique coaching by committee situation

Report: 49ers expect Jim Harbaugh to take Michigan job

Report: Johnny Manziel fined for being late to treatment

Duke Johnson's mother says son will enter NFL Draft

WATCH: Dez Bryant burns Redskins defender for TD

Detroit bar offering free food, booze if Lions beat Packers

Jameis Winston: I would throw in Richard Sherman's direction

WATCH: Nebraska safety pukes on field, keeps playing

WATCH: Nyquist holds puck for 28 seconds, scores OT winner

WATCH: Kevin Garnett blows in David West's ear

WATCH: Frank Beamer busts a move after bowl win

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by Huskers players?

WATCH: Rory McIlroy trolled by 'Sweet Caroline' song

Auburn, Wisconsin players literally ate tons of food

Did Kobe Bryant respond to heckler with the rings count?

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Manziel was late after throwing party?

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans

Harbaugh to Mich. is done deal

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence supports Louisville with chant

Did Bielema do ‘Horns Down’?

WATCH: Beamer busts a move

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by players?

Johnny Manziel fined by Browns

Castro questioned after shooting

Rory McIlroy trolled with 'Sweet Caroline'

Browns suspend Josh Gordon

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.