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The NHL has finally fined a player for diving

If you hate diving and embellishment in the NHL, you’ll be pleased to know that the league has handed out their first fine for diving. James Neal of the Nashville Predators was the lucky recipient of the $2,000 fine for embellishment after he dove against the San Jose Sharks back on December 13th. Neal was slapped in the pants with a stick and received a minor penalty for embellishment...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ James Neal has been fined for diving

            Congratulations to Nashville Predators winger James Neal: he’s been fined $2,000 by the NHL, making him the first player to be fined for diving/embellishment. Take a look at the video and you’ll see why:   In Neal’s defense, that was clearly the most vicious slash in the history of the game and he’s lucky to still...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators F Neal fined $2,000 by NHL for diving

NEW YORK -- The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league's revised rule against diving and embellishing. The new rule, implemented for this season after approval by the NHL Board of Governors and the NHL Players' Association, is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players and teams who repeatedly dive and embellish...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 5 – Arizona Coyotes 1

Optimistic Thoughts: The drought is over! The Predators finally put up a goal (basically two) with the man advantage on their first two opportunities in the first after going down a goal. Nashville controlled the play, and James Neal looks rejuvenated after breaking through in the goal column with an empty netter last game. Neal was arguably the best player on the ice with his elite...
Via The Predatorial
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Shaw checks James Neal into Blackhawks bench (GIF)

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw knocked Nashville Predators forward James Neal over the boards and into the Blackhawks bench during the first period of Saturday night's game at Bridgestone Arena.Neal was handling the puck in front of the Blackhawks bench when Shaw lined up and checked him. The momentum of the collision carried Neal halfway over the boards, then Shaw threw...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators 1 – Chicago Blackhawks 3

Optimistic Thoughts: The intensity meter was turned up a few notches for this Central Division clash. With the influx of Blackhawks fans in the arena, the game opened with a battle to out-chant the other fan base that contributed to the great atmosphere. The physicality heightened with Andrew Shaw throwing James Neal into Chicago’s bench that continued throughout the game. After...
Via The Predatorial
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw Annihilates James Neal into Blackhawks Bench

On Saturday night in a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators, Andrew Shaw completely hammered forward James Neal into the Blackhawks bench. Andrew Shaw Hit on Neal In the video, you’ll notice that Neal attempts to play the puck near the Blackhawks bench and Andrew Shaw see’s an opportunity, and he doesn’t waste it. Take a look: Towards the end of the...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins rumor round up: James Neal

Will James Neal be traded? Did Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal asked to be traded?  The answer differs depending on who you listen to. Late Thursday night, several reports surfaced indicating that right wing James Neal asked General Manager Ray Shero for a trade midway through the 2013-2014 season.  Neal, who has become the subject of some pretty serious trade rumors since...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Hang James Neal Out to Dry by @ChicksDigHockey

From time to time NHL teams will loosen their belt and allow fans brief access to a player on social media. Yesterday, the Penguins featured such an event with #AskNeal People were invited to submit questions on Twitter for Neal to then answer during a predetermined period of time.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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